This is AnnahMarie.
Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information on “Why are Coffee grounds good for your garden?”.
About the Coffee Plant
At Organic Gurlz Gardens, we endeavor to know a little information about the plant we are working with; in this case the Coffea plant.
The Coffee plant, or Coffea, is a part of the Rubiaceae family.
Coffea canephora, known as Robusta coffee, accounts for about 20 percent and differs from the Arabica coffees in terms of taste.
While Robusta coffee beans are more robust than the Arabica plants(hence the name), it still produces an inferior tasting beverage with a higher caffeine content.
Both the Robusta and Arabica coffee plant can grow to heights of 10 meters if not pruned, but producing countries will maintain the coffee plant at a height reasonable for easy harvesting.
A Little About Coffee Grounds
We at Organic Gurlz Gardens put effort and pride into having the knowledge of what we use in our compost.
When coffee breaks down , the materials can be used as a mulching agent as well as a fertilizing agent. Coffee grounds can be used to make lovely elegant black borders in flower gardens.
The rich blackness offers a beautiful contrast to colored flowers and green herbs. For best results, mix with other forms of organic mulch. When used alone, the coffee tends to create a rich sludge that prevents the necessary air and water to enter.
Coffee Grounds are Great Garden Helpers!
At Organic Gurlz Gardens, we practice what we preach using Organic Coffee Grounds in our compost.
A good rule of thumb is to periodically add coffee grounds to your compost or worm bin. The grounds creates a nitrogen-rich soil. Researchers have also found that coffee grounds aid in keeping the ideal temperatures in compost piles. This allows compost to stay free of potentially harmful pathogens that effect delicate seedlings later.
The pH or reaction of the coffee grounds is considered to have a lower pH. It is a great help if you need a more acidic soil.
The available essential elements which will be substantially improved where the coffee grounds are used as a soil amendment include phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium.
Now, your enjoyment of coffee can start in your newly remodeled kitchen and can continue as you properly use Coffee Grounds for Your Garden
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