How do coffee grounds help tomato plants?

How do coffee grounds help tomato plants?

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  1. Tomatoes like slightly acidic, but not overly acidic soil. You can use used coffee grounds on your tomato plants, but use them sparingly!

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  2. No, coffee grounds are useless as a nutrient for any plant. And they are acidic enough to make the soil unacceptable to the plants that don’t appreciate acidic soil.

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  3. Used coffee grounds benefit a garden in general, and the slight acidity may benefit tomato plants or others that prefer the increased acidity.

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  4. No, coffee grounds can contain left over caffeine which suppresses growth in many plants. The nitrogen they contribute is minute. And they do not make soil acidic either. They are not a deterrent to slugs, and may even help slugs survive by trapping moisture. Most of these ideas circulating about coffee grounds are myths and are not supported by science. Coffee grounds should be composted to get rid of the remaining caffeine before being used. They can be a good addition to compost piles.

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  5. In general coffee grounds are good for plants.
    Here are some benefits of coffee grounds:
    It adds organic material to the soil, which improves drainage, water retention and aeration in the soil.
    The used coffee grounds will also help microorganisms beneficial to plant growth thrive as well as attract earthworms.
    The use of fresh coffee grounds are thought to suppress weeds
    Sprinkling dry, fresh grounds around plants (and on top of soil) helps deter some pests same as with used coffee grounds.
    Visit the Gardening Know How for more information on composting with coffee grounds.

    Victor Allen’s

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  6. Direct application of coffee grounds is good for all plants. Coffee beans contain protein which contains nitrogen. Once the soil microbes process the beans into plant food, the plants can take it up directly.

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  7. Coffee grounds are a good source of nitrogen, which is very important to the growth of healthy roots and aids in the development of plant tissue and the production of chlorophyll. Coffee grounds are also an easy means of enriching soil with organic matter, which improves aeration, drainage and water retention.

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  8. Coffee grounds as part of the compost mix added to tomatoes can be helpful to tomato plants, but this article from SFGate – How to Fertilize Tomato Plants With Coffee Grounds – seems to indicate that you don’t want to be adding coffee grounds alone to tomato plants. However, in another piece, this same website lauds the ability of coffee grounds directly around tomato plants to deter slugs and snails and attracting earth worms that are beneficial. Check out Tomato Plant Care Using Coffee Grounds . All in all, I’d say yes, coffee grounds are good for tomato plants.
    I hope this helps.

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  9. Coffee grounds have no special ingredient to benefit or harm any special plant. They are organic material like grain from a brewery, leaf mold, etc. if you have a good source use it sparingly. Adding carbon material is good for most soils but needs to be replaced as it is broken down by the organisms that really help provide plant nutrition.

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  10. Over all I’d have to say it is but it shouldn’t be used alone. It is slightly acid but near neutral, so depending on your soil you may want to use a little lime with it. It is a good source of nitrogen. It can be put directly into the soil or added to compost and the compost put into the soil. Coffee grounds add texture to the soil and help it hold moisture. Also you’ll never have to worry about your tomatoes falling asleep in the middle of the day.

    Eight O’Clock

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  11. My father related this about my uncles tomatoes. He said that my uncle kept putting uncomposted coffee grounds on his tomatoes. My father also said that the tomatoes turned whitish and ill looking. I have to say he wouldn’t lie and I think the best way is to compost the grounds.

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  12. Jenn’s practice is a good one — coffee grounds can contribute nitrogen to soil and repel slugs and snails (as this Oregon study shows), and egg shells add calcium, helping tomato plants regulate moisture intake and prevent blossom end rot.Hope this info helps. The Doctor 😎

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  13. Coffee grounds will give tomatoes a slight acidic boost and a nitrogen kick if used sparingly. But be aware that caffeine is a natural herbicide. I prefer Tomatoe Tone, Garden Lime, and my own homemade eggshell milkshake which gives my beefsteaks a huge boost of calcium, magnesium, and nitrogen.

    How do coffee grounds help tomato plants?

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