I posted earlier in the fall that I would be asking some gardening questions throughout the Winter to help me prepare for Spring and become a more informed gardener. I do google quite a bit, I have found conflicting information when it comes to gardening. What better way to get accurate information than to ask 'real' gardeners.
My first questions were about Hollyhocks and Foxglove. The information that I received was quite helpful.
Today's questions are about used coffee grounds and egg shells as fertilizer in the garden. I am a terrible composter so, I am trying to find food items that I can directly or almost directly apply to the gardens.
Apparently used coffee grounds are 1.45% nitrogen, with magnesium, calcium, potassium and other trace minerals with an average PH of 6.9 (neutral).
Deters cats, slugs, snails and maybe ants? Worms love it!
Coffee Tea--two cups of used grounds per 5 gallon bucket of water, steep for several hours or overnight..
Over roasted coffee beans in your garden paths?
Egg Shells--crush in your hand or run through a blender to make a fine dust? (I do put these out early spring to help the mommy birds remain healthy through pregnancy)
Do you have any experience in using coffee grounds and/or egg shells in your gardens or houseplants? How do you prepare them and when do you apply them.