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Amazing Benefits of Coffee Grounds in the garden and health

Benefits of Coffee Grounds in the garden are amazing, but not for all plants and uses. I wanted to know the best ways, we can use the coffee grounds, I use for the compost and to break down garden Greens and browns quicker.

Here are my notes and knowledge from this amazing, grounded Seeds – Coffee Beans

Coffee is consumed all over the world, the benefits Of pesticide free, organic coffe are amazing –> See here (Antioxidants, Brain function, dementia prevention…)

People usually discard the grounds left behind after it’s brewed, but after reading this article, you may reconsider throwing them out.

Coffee grounds have many practical uses around the home and garden and can even help spruce up your beauty routine. If you don’t drink a lot of coffee, like me, most coffee shops have an abundance of freshly used grounds that they mostly willing to give away.

The benefit most like most – They keep slugs away – Just sprinkle a bit around the problem plants –> NOT EVERYWHERE

  • Coffee grounds contain several key minerals for plant growth — nitrogen, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and chromium
  • They may also help absorb heavy metals that can contaminate soil
  • What’s more, coffee grounds help attract worms, which are great for your garden.
  • Speed up the microlife in compost and Activate Bacteria –> Breaks the compost better down – adds a lot of good stuff:

Whats in the Coffee Ground:

  • N-P-K – Nitrogen 2.1 (longterm) – Phosphorus .3 – Potassium .3 –
  • magnesium, copper, calcium, manganese, ion, Zink
  • Worms love it !
  • Beneficial to the microorganisms in the soil

Important notes:

—> DONT USE IT ALONE – You want to mix it with organic matter or on the compost and manure.

  • Don’t sprinkle it too much on top – they stop water supply…
  • Dont put it on all plants
  • –> Boosts the microorganisms – Heat them up!
  • Green – Brown – Manure – Kitchen scraps – Coffee Grounds

Article – Coffee in the compost – How to – benefits etc.


Special tipp:

– -> Mix it with Biochar or Charcoal in the Compost

  • Charcoal has a huge surface area
  • –> Processing micronutrients – Helping bacteria
  • Helping mycorizae – Mycelium

Creative uses for coffee grounds.

  • Insects – bug repellent

To use as an insect and pest repellent – simply set out bowls of grounds or sprinkle them around outdoor seating areas.

Growing Mushrooms with coffee grounds

Mushrooms only thrive in specific conditions and are notoriously difficult to grow, if you don’t give them, what they love.

For starters, they do not grow in ordinary garden soil, as they require a substrate, or underlying substance or layer.

Used coffee grounds make a great substrate because they are packed full of nutrients that mushrooms like to grow on.

What’s more, they have already been sterilized during the brewing process, which would otherwise be an extra step in the growing process.

How to Grow Mushrooms in Used Coffee Grounds

  1. Collect about 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) of grounds and moisten them using a spray bottle.
  2. Add a little over 1 pound (500 grams) of mushroom spore and sawdust mixture and mix well. You can look for this product at your local gardening store.
  3. Place resulting mixture into a filter patch grow bag, large freezer bag or bucket and fill until approximately one-half to two-thirds full.
  4. Cut four air holes, about 5 mm in size, into the sides of your container above the grounds. If you are using an open container, cover it with cellophane and poke with a few more small air holes.
  5. Lightly spray the grounds with water once daily or as needed to keep them moist.
  6. In about two to four weeks when you start to see dense white areas with little budding mushrooms, move the container to an area with lighter and fresher air.
  7. When the mushrooms become plump and their caps turn upward, you can harvest them.

You can use this method to grow nearly any kind of mushroom, but shiitakes and oysters seem to be the easiest.

  • For your PETS: fleas don’t seem to like coffee, and you may want to consider coffee grounds as a natural treatment.

–> Simply rub the grounds Through your pet’s fur after washing. Then rinse them off and allow your pet to dry as usual.

  • Coffee grounds are abrasive and can help remove buildup on hard-to-clean surfaces. They may even help sanitize due to their antibacterial and antiviral properties (8Trusted Source).

If you like to avoid cleaning with chemicals, used coffee grounds might be worth a try

Health benefits – Exfoliate Your Skin

The grainy particles in coffee grounds work as an exfoliating agent to help remove dirt and dead cells from the skin.

  • Simply mix coffee grounds with a bit of water or coconut oil and scrub them with your hands directly onto your face and body.
  • can also be mixed with a small amount of honey and used as an exfoliating lip scrub.

Even more – the caffeine in the grounds has potent antioxidant properties that can help protect the skin from sun damage.

It can also increase blood flow, which aids in overall skin health

Stimulate Hair Growth and Strip Buildup

Shampoos and styling products often leave residue behind that can dull and weigh down your hair.

Exfoliating your scalp with coffee grounds can help remove buildup and dead skin cells.

What’s more, several test-tube studies have found that caffeine, such as that in used coffee grounds, stimulates human hair growth (18Trusted Source19Trusted Source20Trusted Source).

Similarly, human and animal studies have found that applying caffeine to the skin increases blood flow and


Plants like Tomatoes, acid-loving plants like hydrangeasrhododendronsazaleas, lily of the valley, blueberries, carrots, and radishes can get a boost from fresh coffee grounds.

Here Some notes about using coffee grounds in the Garden and Compost:

Potassium, nitrogen – Coffee grounds are high in potassium and nitrogen. And The high carbon content helps to feed the soil. Coffee grounds alone are a bit too acidic to put straight over plants, but once mixed with other organic matter such as cow, chicken, horse or Hu-manures and organic garden waste, they can make a fantastic compost mix for use in the garden.

You can sprinkle a bit over the garden bed for these Plants and uses:

  • Coffee grounds are best added to compost and used in the garden as organic fertilizer give your tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) plants a boost
  • Attracting earthworms
  • may deter both slugs and insect pests in the garden.
  • –> Keep coffee grounds to no more than 20 per cent of the material included in your compost.

16 Creative Ways to Use Coffee Grounds

If you gardening, you might not know that coffee grounds and wood ash are two really beneficial additions to your vegetable garden.

Use as a thin sprinkled mulch or in your compost, this gardening 101 video will show you more of the benefits and a few of the problems you might encounter with certain soils.

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