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Re: coffee grounds vs. slugs


Coffee grounds make wonderful mulch...the worms love it.  
ETN Zone 7 Bonnie


> [Original Message]
> From: Libby Valentine <grdner03@yahoo.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 10/12/2005 4:19:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] coffee grounds vs. slugs
>
> I drink tea not coffee, but I trash-picked a carton of expired-date
> coffee machine packets from work some months ago. Haven't done anything
> with them because everything I've seen references coffee grounds (after
> brewing) and never ground coffee (before brewing). I need to clean up
> that space and use them. Any opinions on using the coffee (as mulch,
> soil additive, fodder for the compost pile, etc., etc.)? Can it do harm?
> I'm inclined to think not, but ...
>
>  
> Libby
> Maryland zone 6
>
>
> james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
> 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].
> > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 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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