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    I have read that coffee grounds are good for your soil/plants. Will this help if my garden is already planted and growing? Should I start saving my used grounds and sprinkle them around my tomatoes?


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    yes, it loosens the soil, put nutrients in for the plants and the worms love them.
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      Also Epson salt can be applied around tomato plants, 1 tablespoon per foot of height of the plant. Work it in around the base of the plant. Also great for Rose bushes to increase the amount of blooms. We usethisevery year.
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        It's amazing the things you can add to your garden.
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          Coffee grounds are especially good for hydrangeas.

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            Eggshells are great for tomatoes too. They always seem to need the extra calcium
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              Gardeners, not all amendments are good for all plants since they have the potential of changing the chemistry of your soil. If you haven't done a soil test, it would be a good thing! Particularly if you are using commercial fertilizers. The composition may not be the right balance to help your garden/landscape. Here is a page which will help you find an Extension office near you. These are a great resource for getting gardening questions answered by those who are involved in research-based education. While the web is a great source, it may not always provide the best info. http://pickyourown.org/countyextensionagentoffices.htm

              Here's a great researched-based article on coffee grounds. hhttp://extension.oregonstate.edu/ga...ode/1009ttp://. Here is a great information source. Scroll down to the table 17-2 https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/extensi...anic-gardening
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                Originally posted by Ctbab View Post
                Coffee grounds are especially good for hydrangeas.
                They are very acidic, probably why hydrangeas like them so much. Here we are advised not to use them, our soil is very alkaline. Which seems opposite of what you should do - to balance out that alkalinity. The grounds do something temporarily to the soil, robs it of some nutrient essential to roots. I forget what exactly though.
                You could always add the grounds to compost.

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                  Our acid loving plants, like our blueberries, seem to like the coffee grounds. Some Coffee shops in our area have been known to leave bags of used grounds out for gardeners. I have never thought to put them into my compost bin. Maybe I'll try this year.

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