Do you use coffee grounds in the plant pot?

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I have used soil and sometimes coconut fibers. I think there will be other way to lighten the soil.

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  • Pat Pat on Jul 14, 2017
    What kind of soil are you using? Or do you mean the weight of the pot and soil? If that is what you mean, I use empty pop cans or styrofom cups in the bottom of the pot or basket.
    • Sirkku Sirkku on Jul 15, 2017
      Thanks for sharing Pat. I mean the weight of the soil. I'll try styrofom in the bottom of the pot or basket.
  • I would not use coffee grounds because they hold moisture and can start to develop mold. Styrofoam packing peanuts can lighten the weight of a pot.
  • Sunny C Sunny C on Jul 14, 2017
    Hello Sirkku; Plants that Love acid will benefit from Coffee grounds. What are you planting, please??
    • Sirkku Sirkku on Jul 15, 2017
      Thanks for sharing Sunny. I have various kind of houseplants, rubber plants, fiddle leaf fig, bird of paradise, succulents and little cactus which are easy to care. On the balcony I have summer flowers and herbs. I wonder which of my plants love acid.

  • Lyn15291588 Lyn15291588 on Jul 14, 2017
    Peat moss will lighten up the soil.
  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Jul 14, 2017
    You can add peat moss or vermiculite to help lighten your soil.
    • Sirkku Sirkku on Jul 15, 2017
      Thanks for sharing. Vermiculite is new thing for me, I'll check where I can found it.
  • Sunny C Sunny C on Jul 16, 2017
    You are most Welcome Sirkku.
    Please go to Google. Type in "What types of plants are acid loving"
    I am unsure what all you have as you are living in Finland.
    Also if you are able to compost, I would add all of my coffee ground there, as that is what I do. Composting is a great way to makes your plants thrive.
    I hope that this helps you!! Take Care!
  • Sirkku Sirkku on Jul 17, 2017
    Thanks for sharing. Sometimes I have used peat moss too.
  • Bonnie Bonnie on Jul 17, 2017
    Yes but be sure they have been used already & not dripping squeeze liquid out of it you want just the wet but not dripping . Good Luck
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