Monday, January 7, 2013

Cheapest Fertilizer for the Garden

Here we are at the beginning of the year, and most of us have a pile up of after the holiday bills!  Right now, most people can't even think about spending money on gardening supplies.  Here is a garden tip I've been using for years, you can start it tomorrow morning and there will be no additional cost!  The answer is used coffee grounds!  That's right, you can save your used coffee grounds and in the spring add them to your vegetable garden.  The coffee grounds have an acidic quality that excels the growth of many vegetables.  I just save them in a large container with a lid and then spread them around plants once they've sprouted.  Here is a list of what the coffee grounds can be used on.

Tomatoes, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Beans, Cabbage, Broccoli, Celery, Carrots, Cucumber, Peppers, Squash, Sweet Corn, Turnips, Onions, Cauliflower, Rhubarb, and Lettuce

You can also put the used coffee grounds on fruit plants as well.  Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Cherries, Peaches, Grapes, Apples, Apricots and Cranberries!

There you have it!  My cheapest, easiest garden fertilizer! Where I used to live, some of the coffee shops actually gave away used coffee grounds to customers for them to use on gardens.  If you don't drink coffee you could always try that route.  Good luck!  Spring is going to be here before we know it!

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