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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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June 23, 2011 - 7:52 pm

I have been sprinkling coffee grounds around my 'Endless Summer' Hydangea. I sure hope it blooms BLUE. You all know how much I like BLUE.Wink

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
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November 2, 2011 - 4:49 am

My 'Endless Summer' Hydrangea still bloomed pink this year. But I only gave it a couple of applications of coffee grounds. Soooooooo I am now making a weekly stop at my local STARBUCKS. I asked them if they would save coffee grounds for me and they agreed.  It sure smells good when I spread them and looks pretty as a ground cover.Cool Have any of you used LARGE AMOUNTS of coffee grounds?

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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KeyWee54
Western Kentucky Zone 7a
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November 3, 2011 - 5:01 am

I do save my coffee grounds and toss them into the compost mix every morning, but I wouldn't call it a huge amount.  Mark and I aren't big coffee drinkers ~ one cup a day each.  Of course, there is no such thing as a Starbucks here, but what a GREAT idea to ask for the grounds.

Hydrangeas are one of the plants on my "no, I can't" list.  I never could get them to do anything and I don't have time to fool with them right now.  Here in KY, they end up getting big and blowsy-looking, toppling over, although I do see almost exclusively blue ones in other yards ~ wonder why?  I really like the plain white ones, but will have to wait until I completely retire to grow them.

If I run into someone with the big blues, I will ask if they do anything special to get the color, or if it's just the KY soil.

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Lark
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December 31, 2011 - 5:02 am

Starbucks is a weekly stop for me...they save coffee grounds for me. Luckily the weather here in Wisconsin has been VERY MILD. I have been spreading the coffee grounds on my acid loving plants. I read that there is not ALOT of acid left in the coffee grounds after brewing BUT it still is a great amendment to my soil, which is quite sandy. Worms just love the coffee grounds, so maybe they will be areating and fertilizing the areaConfused...sure hope so. I must have spread 50# so far.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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KeyWee54
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December 31, 2011 - 7:28 am

We don't have a Starbucks here, but I do save all of my own coffee grounds and into the compost bin they go.  You are lucky!!

There is going to be a BIG change in the weather for us tonight.  Today will be in the 60's (wow) so I plan to take a last spin around the yard and see to any last minute details.  Would you believe that my daffodils are up about 3" ~ that is about a month earlier than normal.  Well, they are going to be put right back to sleep in the next day or two ~ highs only in the 30's expected.  I am enjoying this "fake" spring while I can.

Happy new (gardening) year, everyone!!

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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June 11, 2014 - 10:17 am

NOTE TO SELF!   REMEMBER...Stop at Starbucks and pick up FREE coffee grounds. 

 

I just finished spreading a little coffee grounds (in the rain) on my tomatoes, onions and basil. My worms are going to 'chow down' and give me a gift of their POOP.

 

We have had a light rain for the last 10 hours.  BEAUTIFUL!

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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