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Coffee by-products can be used in the garden and farm as follows: * Sprinkle used grounds around plants before rain or watering, for a slow-release nitrogen. * Add to compost piles to increase nitrogen balance.  Coffee filters and tea bags break down rapidly during composting. *Dilute with water for a gentle, fast-acting liquid fertilizer.  Use about a half-pound can of wet grounds in a five-gallon bucket of water; let sit outdoors to achieve ambient temperature. * Mix into soil for house...

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Use Your Old Coffee Grounds in the Garden.

Coffee grounds are known to deter slugs and snails, so sprinkle them around plants that these pests love, such as hostas and broccoli and brussel sprouts. Throw coffee grounds, filter and all into compost pile. They are considered a “Green” component.

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