Tea bags / coffee grinds

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Tea bags / coffee grinds

Post: # 223498Post Big Al
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:05 pm

Ok folks, I know I could probably google this but I'm going for the more personal way, [ and i'm being lazy].

I was in the hospital the other day and the costa coffee shop has a notice telling people to ask for the grounds for their gardens. Someone on here mentioned in one post about tea bags so what is the benefit of using these waste products ?

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Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:12 pm

Sounds good to me - more raw materials for the compost heap! and nicely minced up too.

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Post: # 223518Post Shirleymouse
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:45 am

Nice to hear one of those big coffee chains doing something vaguely environmentally sound!

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Post: # 223520Post jim
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:26 am

..... and the caffeine in the grounds and teabags kills the slugs too ..... let the good times roll!

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Post: # 223525Post bonniethomas06
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:19 am

Kills worms too, that's the only problem.
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Post: # 223533Post jim
Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:35 am

Dear Bonniethomas,

Well I'll be ..... never knew that!

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Post: # 223550Post vancheese
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:23 pm

CAn I feed these things to my piggies or will they get over caffinated?

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Post: # 223558Post AngeB
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:06 pm

vancheese wrote:CAn I feed these things to my piggies or will they get over caffinated?
:lol: :lol: Psycho pigs

Good on 'em, I wonder if my local Costas is doing it
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Post: # 223561Post bonniethomas06
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:18 pm

I hear coffee grounds are good for acid-loving fruit (and presumably, any acid loving plant) as a mulch/fertilizer, as it helps to keep the PH low.

To be honest, the rate we drink coffee at our house I should probably put up a sign offering our grounds too!
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