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Gardening and Household Cleaning Tips Using Old Coffee Grounds.

Updated on August 6, 2012

old coffee grounds for robust gardens!

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Hot tips for your garden repel animals, grow larger vegetables, avoid fumes when cleaning fireplace use old coffee grounds

If you have a wood burning stove or fire place you know the air can be toxic when you are cleaning out the ashes. Try this tip. Throw old coffee grounds about 2 cups (add a tsp. vanilla for a nice scent) on top of the cooled ashes. Allow to sit for a 30 minutes or so. The grounds make cleaning much easier and clears the pollution in the atmosphere .

If kitty cats are going into your garden to use for a litter box throw coffee grounds or ground coffee beans (add orange or lemon peels if desired ) around the plant. Cats do not like the scent of coffee or citrus. They will flee from your precious garden hopefully not to return.

For robust and large carrots, cucumbers, melons or tomatoes this summer try this hot tip. Throw old coffee grounds around the plants. Work into the soil a bit, if desired. The nutrients from the coffee grounds feed the soil and make for a larger crop.

If deer are going into your garden this is a hot tip with human hair .Spread human hair around your garden. The human scent repels the deer. Just to think they do not like humans so much. Hmmm, I wonder why? Ask your hairdresser to save you a sack of cut hair when she sweeps up around her hair station. Be sure and bless her with a sack of fresh veggies at harvest time.

I do hope you are blessed with these tips. Please do pass them along. I hope you come back soon for more home and garden remedies.

With Love, Happy Gardening, Skye.

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Peg so nice to see u thanks for coming over. Amazing what ee can do with left overs. God Bless you precious woman.

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      I like this way to use spent coffee grounds. We have a wood burning stove and it does create a lot of dust when cleaning out the ashes. I'll certainly be trying this method next time. And the added vanilla sounds wonderful. Thank you!

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      skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      victoria lynn my mom had a bunch of tips and money savers piled up. I got many from her. The coffee grounds is great! I am blessed to see you sister. Do return for a visit. I will be in your neighborhood soon. Love ya.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Wow this is so interesting! Love this information!

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      skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      knightheart you are too funny. I just now noticed I did not reply back so gives me a chance to say Hi and God Bless you brother. I do pray all is well with you my dear friend and bro in Christ Jesus. Love ya, your sista.

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      Knightheart 6 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      I wonder if I should be keeping my hair everytime I go to the barber. I could cover my motorcycle with it and maybe that will keep the deer away from me!!! Worth a shot! LOL

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      gardeningforfun Thank you for visisting my hub. I apprecaite the info. Gardening used to my niche, but in the process of hub pages I have found other topics to write about that I know to be absolute. I wiil gladly pass on your information. Many Blessings I will come by for a visit. I love flowers when I sold my home a couple years ago now I have little room for flowers. I do miss the big flower gardens. Hugs

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      gardeningforfun 7 years ago

      From my experience, hair doesn’t work. What works the best is Havahart’s deer off. It’s organic (it has the OMRI logo right on the label). And it’s more powerful than other brands because it repels by both odor and taste. Others only target one. Plus, reapplication is needed every 3 months. I’ve had my bottle all season long.

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      Dolores Monet 8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I used to hate to throw coffee away but now I toss it into the compost pile. Thanks for the other tips!

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for that advice, will definately use it.


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      Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

      Another reason to appreciate coffee.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I honestly did not know that human hair works like that, I will remember that.

      Coffee grounds for the kitties, now that is perfect!!!! :)

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      Jessica 8 years ago

      Excellent! I even have a bag of grounds to be used in the garden.