Friday, 18 September 2009

Coffee grounds

Some cafes are giving away coffee grounds to use as garden fertilizer.
I did a search of the internet and as usual found conflicting information. Some say coffee grounds are useless, same say they are great for acid loving plants. We bought a weigela which has really wilted in a week so I'll plant that with the coffee grounds we got yesterday at lunch to see if they can bring the plant back to life.
And an added bonus is that grounds are meant to be a cat deterrent!


Cheerful One said...

I'd compost them first, personally.

Plummy Mummy said...

I don't have a compost bin :(

Cheerful One said... :)

Plummy Mummy said...

Thank you cheerful one. I did just put the grounds on the ground but those damn cats just woke up and smelt the coffee before proceeding to do their toilet on my new flowers.
I'm now thinking of investing in a power waterpistol.
BTW I wish Greenwich has a scheme to talk residents food waste and produce compost. I know it's a case of paying them for your own waste, but at least they would (theoritically) know how to make the compost.