Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» hanging grow light suggestions
by LarryH Today at 3:57 pm

» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by farmersgranddaughter Today at 3:37 pm

» Hi Everyone
by farmersgranddaughter Today at 12:58 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising Today at 12:09 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by farmersgranddaughter Today at 11:32 am

» Horsetail weed
by Kate888 Today at 10:47 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 10:37 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in February 2018?
by Kelejan Today at 9:31 am

» MD Home & Garden Ticket Drawing (until 2/24/18)
by sanderson Today at 2:55 am

» Path Width
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:20 pm

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by Turan Yesterday at 8:38 pm

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:02 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by Mikesgardn Yesterday at 5:51 pm

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB Yesterday at 2:02 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 4:16 am

» Mid-Atl - Feb 2018 - Anyone starting seed indoors yet?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:22 am

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by skidmoca 2/22/2018, 9:04 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:57 pm

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:55 pm

» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:45 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by Scorpio Rising 2/21/2018, 8:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 2/21/2018, 5:13 pm

» Aerogrow by Miracle Grow
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:05 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:04 am

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/20/2018, 9:54 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by Scorpio Rising 2/20/2018, 9:39 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock 2/19/2018, 10:28 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:31 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Question about use of coffee grounds

Go down

Question about use of coffee grounds

Post  amcon2 on 6/13/2017, 3:48 am

I put coffee grounds in my compost pile but also add it around my tomato plants.  We drink a lot of coffee Shocked so there is always grounds on hand. Is there such a thing as adding too much around the plants that it would have a negative effect?
avatar
amcon2

Posts : 16
Join date : 2015-04-19
Location : long island , new york

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about use of coffee grounds

Post  SwampTroll on 6/13/2017, 8:39 am

The issue that comes to mind is every time you're putting grounds around the pot is that you're acidifying the soil a bit.  So if done at too high a frequency you could acidify the soil past the point that the tomatoes like it and they could suffer as a result.

Keep in mind that there are folks on here who have more years of experience gardening than I've been alive.
avatar
SwampTroll

Male Posts : 136
Join date : 2017-05-15
Age : 37
Location : New Brunswick, Canada

View user profile http://literate-troll.tumblr.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about use of coffee grounds

Post  camprn on 6/13/2017, 10:44 am

@amcon2 wrote:I put coffee grounds in my compost pile but also add it around my tomato plants.  We drink a lot of coffee Shocked so there is always grounds on hand. Is there such a thing as adding too much around the plants that it would have a negative effect?

Not really, I use them for mulch as well as in the compost pile.

@SwampTroll wrote:The issue that comes to mind is every time you're putting grounds around the pot is that you're acidifying the soil a bit.  
Keep in mind that there are folks on here who have more years of experience gardening than I've been alive.

used coffee grounds have a relatively neutral pH of around 6.5 after coming out of the auto drip coffee maker. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/coffee-grounds-gardening.htm <~~~ click

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about use of coffee grounds

Post  ChasingAnnie on 6/13/2017, 11:00 am

They've tested pH on grounds and found they have very little effect on pH. I get grounds from Starbucks frequently and I add them to my compost (thought of as a green/Nitrogen), I mix it before planting (quick Nitrogen release with a slow Phosphorus and Potassium release), sometimes make tea out of it, and I also use it as mulch for those dreaded slugs. If you YouTube "one yard revolution slug wars" he has a very interesting video on an experiment he made. I love using free sources in my garden.

Best of luck!


Save
avatar
ChasingAnnie

Female Posts : 18
Join date : 2017-04-20
Age : 38
Location : Chino, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Question about use of coffee grounds

Post  amcon2 on 6/13/2017, 11:12 am

Thanks for the responses.  I did not know that used grounds would have little effect on the ph. You can always learn something new here! I'm going to continue sprinkling those grounds without worry.
avatar
amcon2

Posts : 16
Join date : 2015-04-19
Location : long island , new york

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about use of coffee grounds

Post  countrynaturals on 6/13/2017, 11:36 am

@amcon2 wrote:I put coffee grounds in my compost pile but also add it around my tomato plants.  We drink a lot of coffee Shocked so there is always grounds on hand. Is there such a thing as adding too much around the plants that it would have a negative effect?
Do you have roses, azaleas, gardenias, blueberries, redwoods, magnolias, rhodies, hydrangeas? They all love coffee, too.  Very Happy
avatar
countrynaturals

Female Posts : 3119
Join date : 2016-04-12
Location : Redding, CA

View user profile http://countrynaturals.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about use of coffee grounds

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum