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Can I use coffee on my veggies?

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Can I use coffee on my veggies?

Post  acara on 9/11/2010, 6:14 am

I've used it on my orchids & flowers for years ....but I'm wondering if it's okay to spray coffee on my veggies (specifically my 'maters and cukes)?

Any of the organic-minded folks use this as an insecticide in their SFG box ?
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Post  camprn on 9/11/2010, 7:04 am

Good morning. I'm not sure about the insecticidal properties per se but yes, you can use coffee grounds in the garden. My theory is that if the plants are healthy they can be more resistant to insect invasions and problems of disease. There are multiple threads in the forum that touch on the use of coffee. Click here to see one. You can find more by using the search feature.
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Post  acara on 9/11/2010, 7:40 am

Actuallly I spray the leftover (liquid) coffee on my plants...... probably because I always saw my parents do it on the orchids, roses, etc.

I doubt they were avante-guarde organic peeps ..... probably just used it because it was cheap & readily available.

Supposed to keep the bugs off (bugs don't like/process caffine)?

May just be cracker-lore ...but it's seemed to work fairly well over the years. I''ve actuallly never used any insecticide on my flowers/plants other than leftover coffee.

I'm aware of using coffee-grounds for compost (yes, I found the grounds-stuff when I searched before I posted ...thanks though), but SWMBO (she-who-must-be-obeyed) has forbade a compost pile in the yard Sad
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Post  CarolynPhillips on 9/11/2010, 9:36 am

Yes you can put liquid coffee on plants. I have Jerry Bakers DVDs and that is where I saw him putting instant coffee grounds in a garden sprayer along with several other liquids but it wasn't for insects. It was for vitalizing the plants.
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Re: Can I use coffee on my veggies?

Post  camprn on 9/11/2010, 1:42 pm

I hardly ever have liquid coffee left over hyper
acara wrote:I'm aware of using coffee-grounds for compost
I also use the grounds for mulch.
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Post  Garden Angel on 9/12/2010, 9:36 am

Starbucks has grounds for gardeners for free ! there is a basket marked grounds for gardeners and they usually give away a generous amount.
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