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How To Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden


There are a number of ways to use up those old coffee grounds, right outside your door.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: n/a

Here's How:

  1. Great for compost. Coffee grounds add great texture and acidity to your compost. Tea bags work well too.
  2. Fertilizer. If you don't have a compost bin or pile, you can just add some grounds directly to the soil around your flowers for some extra fertilizer.
  3. Control some bugs. Supposedly, ants hate coffee. So spread your old grounds around where you have ant problems.


  1. If you don't brew enough coffee for a good supply of grounds, ask at your local coffee shop. Many will be happy to save some for you.
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