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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.

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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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Natural Pesticides

In a previous post, What does Organic Mean, I provided some definitions of  the term Organic. Most people think of Organic food as being pesticide free. The lack of pesticides is one of the main reasons for paying higher prices.

People also think Organic food tastes better and is higher in nutrition, but both of these claims have been completely disproved. Today I’d like to discuss the issue of lower pesticide levels in organic foods.

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Natural pesticides ingested daily

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Chemicals in Coffee

In my previous post Fear of Chemicals I discussed some basic concepts about chemicals. I tried to convince you that most chemicals will not harm you.

I know many of you are still doubtful so consider the following.

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Coffee – a healthy food ?

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