Are you a coffee drinker? Don’t throw them grounds away! If your a gardener ~ You may have a need for them after all. 1.Repel ants, snails and slugs by sprinkling coffee grounds near the point of entry, or around the planter base. 2.Deter cats from your garden, by sprinkling around garden and planter base. 3.of course you can use them in compost! 4.and as a fertilizer for acid loving plants like tomatoes.
gardening, TOP TIP: Flower Pot Drain Hole Cover: Just lay a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot covering the hole before filling the pot. The soil will stay in the pot and the water will still drain out because that is what coffee filters are designed to do; let water through. They last for a long time, too; by the time they fall apart, the potting soil is well packed and the plant has roots that hold the soil together.
I put a diaper in the bottom of all my pots! Why, because a diaper will help retain the moisture in your pot. Last summer, I was amazed at how diapers really helped my pots stay moist, especially since I am not always the most dedicated gardner!
Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat.