For the diehard coffee drinker like myself, a cup of joe is a necessity in the morning. But when the hot water has sifted through the grounds, what do you do with left overs?
My mom has told me tales about using coffee grounds in the garden.
Is this a myth, or can you grow vegetables in coffee grounds?
It is true fellow coffeeholics! You can use coffee grounds for vegetables. Our morning elixir is not only a morning perk but can be beneficial to our gardens too. So how you ask?
You might think it as acidic, but actually, I believe it is a fallacy. The acidic is part of the brew itself, but once the water passes through the grounds when percolating, it essentially flushes most of the acid out. To use the grounds in your garden, incorporate about 1 - inch directly into the soil or spread the grounds directly onto the soil and cover with leaves or compost. Till the coffee grounds into the soil to a depth between 6 - 8 inches.
Have you ever done this before? What did you think? Do you think it enriched your vegetables better than without the grounds? Leave your answers below.