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Old 07-09-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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well, what do you think? :-)
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Not sure about bananas, but could swear my plants, especially the roses, are loving the left over espresso grounds.

I've been dumping them all over the yard the last few years, and this year, mostly on my flowers. Can't believe how the roses are producing! Usually they break out in tons of roses, and then that's it for a little while .. but now they just keep coming.

I thought it might be too strong for them, and was a little reluctant at first, but not the case.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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Not sure about bananas, but could swear my plants, especially the roses, are loving the left over espresso grounds.

I've been dumping them all over the yard the last few years, and this year, mostly on my flowers. Can't believe how the roses are producing! Usually they break out in tons of roses, and then that's it for a little while .. but now they just keep coming.

I thought it might be too strong for them, and was a little reluctant at first, but not the case.
do you charge them anything?
your roses are spoiled!
lol
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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They must like the buzz.

I've heard that coffee is full of antioxidants, so figured it couldn't hurt to try.

I should be repotting so much stuff, but I've been busy this year hauling dirt down for other stuff. Figured maybe the coffee grounds would help nutrify the soil, and I'm sure it has by the looks of things.

It's easier than watering with miracle gro.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: FL to GA back to FL
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I just read about banana peels and roses. They say to bury the peels down and it gets rid of bugs...Coffee grinds are great too and acid loving plants LOVE pickle juice.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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My neighbor used lime and epson salt in her garden for her veggies!
Her green peppers were HUGE!!
Yes. She also told me that banana peels are good around her roses.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I also heard that banana peels draw fleas away from your yard . Just heard that . Yes epsom salts are great for green peppers and I tried that one and it is true . I had the biggest green peppers in the neighborhood .
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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what is "epsom salt"?
where do you buy it from?
how do you apply it?
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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what is "epsom salt"?
where do you buy it from?
how do you apply it?
that is something you could buy in any drug store ,it is most commonly known for soaking sore muscles or sore feet in ,when added to water .
you just sprinkle around the base of the plant out of the pkg . Hope this answered your ? .
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:37 PM
 
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what is "epsom salt"?
where do you buy it from?
how do you apply it?
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that is something you could buy in any drug store ,it is most commonly known for soaking sore muscles or sore feet in ,when added to water .
you just sprinkle around the base of the plant out of the pkg . Hope this answered your ? .
thanks,
and aside from bell peppers, what else is Epsom salt good for?
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