* Carrier of Phosphorus in the plant
* Magnesium is both an enzyme activator and a constituent of many enzymes
* Sugar synthesis
* Starch translocation
* Plant oil and fat formation
* Nutrient uptake control
* Increase Iron utilization
* Aid nitrogen fixation in legume nodules
Wow, that is a lot of things that our used coffee grounds can offer our plants. How many of you just dump your grounds? I know that I used to. Now when I am growing my veggies, I just go ahead and dump it out there. You know what is silly of me though, is that I should be dumping my grounds all year round even when nothing is growing just to condition the soil, but I do not even think of doing that. So this is something that I will have to work on.
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Other benefits of coffee grounds in your soil.
Additions fun facts.
Aside from the information above, coffee grounds are also bug deterrents. It will run off garden pest such as snails, ants and those nasty slugs. You all know that here at Plantstay we like using organic matter instead of those chemicals found in many products currently in the market. You also know that we are always concerned with the bottom line. So with coffee grounds, you use them once for your morning coffee and then you use them again to aid in your garden. I mean that is a wonderful way to make the bottom line go further as you will not have to buy the calcium, nitrogen or magnesium that is already found in a product that you use daily.
I will have to say that you should be careful not too add too much coffee grounds to your garden as coffee does turn your soil acidic. Make sure that you are adding these ground to an area or to a plant that will enjoy the benefits for example broccoli love it as well as spinach.
Happy Gardening from us here at Plantstay.