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Re: coffee grounds vs. slugs


Only what I've been told by others, which makes it... um... not very reliable. The only plant I mulch with coffee grounds in miracle fruit, and it has no slugs. But I don't know if it would have slugs if I did not mulch it.

On Oct 12, 2005, at 12:33 PM, James R. Fisher wrote:

james singer wrote:
Auralie, if you mulch them with coffee grounds, you'll probably get rid of the slugs [unless you use decaf].
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Umm, not to be too contentious, but from what I've read, caffein
does kill slugs, but in *much* higher concentrations than could be
leached out of spent coffee grounds. The latter might get them a bit
on edge, but no more. Is their any valid/anecdotal evidence to be had
about grounds vs. slugs ?
-jrf
--
Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 95 F [36 C], Min. 10 F [-12 C]

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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