Have you just enjoyed a delicious coffee and had eggs for breakfast? The shells and coffee grounds have no use anymore, so you throw them straight in the bin. But what if we told you that you can reuse them? They can actually be very useful to you.
If you love caring for plants and take pleasure in the daily work of making sure they grow and flourish properly, ingredients like coffee grounds or coffee grounds will come in handy. As the sun gets stronger outside and the warm days arrive, your plants can either become more beautiful or be attacked by various pests. You don’t need expensive pesticides to get rid of them; breakfast leftovers will do the trick.
What do you need?
You only need a few basic things:
- Twelve empty eggshells
- Four large spoons of coffee grounds
Mix the ingredients and place in a blender. Add a little water to make it easier to blend the whole mixture. The resulting mixture should look like porridge but be a little runny. If it is too thick, add a little more water.
Once you have the mixture ready, you can head out to the garden. Look for plants that have a pest problem, and you can take action. Pour the mixture around the plant and wait a few days to see what happens. At first you will notice that the snails and slugs will stay away from all the plants. Later, with a few repetitions, the smaller insects that are taking away from the plant may disappear.
Coffee grounds contain nitrates and slugs are known to hate this substance, so they prefer to withdraw early. Eggshells, on the other hand, are full of calcium, which gives the plants a lot of nutrients they would otherwise have to get from other fertiliser. Your plants will grow perfectly, flower and stay vigorous for a long time.
The process needs to be repeated more often to keep pests from returning and to keep the plant as well nourished as possible.