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Getting Rid of Slugs with Coffee Grounds

In the two previous posts I looked at ways to use Coffee Grounds in the Garden and the effect of coffee grounds on ants. There was one outstanding question that did not get resolved. Do coffee grounds deter slugs from eating your plants? Since I could not find any scientific work on this topic I decided to run some tests myself.

slugs and coffee grounds

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How To Get Rid of Ants With Coffee Grounds

How do you get rid of ants? I have found that people use 3 common home remedies to get rid of ants; diatomaceous earth, Borax and coffee grounds. Borax does work and it is the main ingredient in many commercial products designed to get rid of ants. In this post I will look at the effectiveness of coffee grounds.

Getting Rid of Ants with Coffee Grounds

Getting Rid of Ants with Coffee Grounds

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Coffee Grounds in Garden

Coffee Grounds have a reputation for solving all kinds of garden problems. It is claimed that they reduce the number of diseases, ward off insects, fertilize the soil, and even keep slugs from eating your plants. Let’s have a look at the truth behind coffee grounds.

Coffee Grounds in Garden

Free coffee grounds for your garden

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Coffee Grounds Acidify Soil

It is a common belief that used coffee grounds are acidic and that they will acidify your soil. Lets see if it is true.

Coffee grounds acidify soil

Coffee grounds don’t acidify soil

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