by Avis Licht –
Great news for coffee drinkers in the gardening world! Although many people love to drink coffee, it has often gotten a bad rap about its health effects. Well, I’m here to say that a very reputable source has reported that coffee is very good for your health. Especially if you’re a woman. What has this got to do with your garden? Keep on reading!
Here’s what Dr. Sadja Greenwood has to say about coffee in her health blog.
- They contain nitrogen, and provide generous amounts of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and copper.
- It is a myth that used grounds are highly acidic. The acid in coffee is reduced by the water when the coffee is brewed. What’s left is not highly acidic.
- Grounds are best used in the compost, or mixed into the soil. Don’t use them as a mulch on the surface, as the grounds tend to grow moldy and get hard.
- Worms love coffee grounds. You can safely put them into your worm bins.
Here’s a link to another article on composting and coffee. It has lots of information:Coffee grounds in the garden.