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Can you use old coffee?

in your plants? how about tea? Thanks


Asked by Christmaslver68 at 9:33 AM on May. 18, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • I do. they both work lovely, I take old soda to them as well

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 9:34 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • yes, coffee and tea bth can be used, but it must be brewed tea leaves & coffee grounds. If you use fresh tea leaves or coffee in your garden, the nitrogen will release too quickly & burn the plants.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:35 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • Yes, the coffee grounds are great. If your kiddos want to do a worm farm (we built one in a rubbermaid shoe box) the worms love the coffee grounds too.

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:36 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • Coffee grounds, yes. I have no idea about tea though.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 9:33 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • I have heard coffee grounds are good, but I'm not sure about tea, might have to google that one.

    Answer by slw123 at 9:33 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • I would think tea would be okay as well as coffee!

    Answer by kimigogo at 9:34 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • Yeah, if you want them to get a buzz lol. No, you can on outside plants, I don't know about indoor ones.

    Answer by emmyandlisa at 9:35 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • Oohh! I've never heard about this! I'll have to try it!

    Answer by ABeaverhausen at 9:35 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • I meant the grounds sorry

    Comment by Christmaslver68 (original poster) at 9:37 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • Yes, you can compost the coffee grounds & used tea leaves or just side dress your plants with them. You can even get free bags of used coffee grounds from Starbucks to use in your compost.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:46 AM on May. 18, 2011