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Does using coffee grounds on tomatoes, useful? If it is so, does using coffee grounds make your tomatoes grow faster? and does using coffee grounds increased your expenses or no? I really need answers. Thank you for your consideration :)

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Ohohcehz, if you are on the level, and you are actually doing some kind of survey, there are better ways to get what you want.
First off, "shouting" in the title is likely to hurt your chances of getting helpful responses.
Second, asking for personal information encourages people to think that you are some kind of unscrupulous contact salesman, or, worse, an identity thief.
Third, for a properly broad sample, you would want to ask people from as many different venues as possible, everything from a variety of garden forums to garden clubs, to "man on the street" interviews. Trolling the same forum over and over again just confirms people's suspicions, and introduces the possibility that you are actually only a cleverly programmed machine.

7 Feb, 2016


Now that it has been brought up that she could be a scam, she will just delete this question like she did the other 2 and repost.

7 Feb, 2016


I would not recommend the use of coffee grounds on tomatoes - the nitrogen content can be quite high, and you'd get lots of leafy growth and fewer fruits, so what would be the point, since its the fruit you want? Plus, depending on the variety of coffee grounds used, they can muck about with the ph of the soil, first increasing the ph, then decreasing it over three weeks, keeping the ph in a state of flux rather than stable. Possibly, as a mulch on top applied once or twice, it might discourage slugs and snails, but I doubt it, and I wouldn't take the risk anyway because coffee grounds clump together and may form an impenetrable mat. It'd be cheaper and better for your plants to dispose of the coffee grounds on the compost heap, and even that shouldn't be done more than once a week.

Hopefully, that answers your question - can't talk about costs or savings, because its not something sensible to do in the first place - your question is based on a false precept - that is, coffee grounds are useful for growing tomatoes. They're not, though you'll find a video on Youtube telling you how to grow tomatoes using them. But then you can find all sorts of things on the internet telling you to do stuff, some of it useful, some of it not. Maybe you should watch that video - link here

but there's no point in reposting this question on here, no matter how you rephrase it, sorry.

7 Feb, 2016


This is at least the THIRD TIME that you've asked this question in the last week or so. You received many useful replies on those threads, so why do you keep deleting those threads and asking again...? It's ridiculous, and a complete waste of the responders' valuable time.

7 Feb, 2016


If (s)he asks the same question again perhaps we should just ignore it?

7 Feb, 2016


Probably, Steragram, or maybe even flag it.
Bamboo, nitrogen is more useful on tomatoes grown in areas with long, warm-to-hot growing seasons. Not only do we have to water more often, which leaches out nitrogen, but de-nitrifying bacteria are more active in our warm soils. Also, many of the processes that resist and repair heat damage seem to be dependant on a minimum level of nitrogen. The acidity of the grounds is also useful in alkaline soils, which are common in warm climates. All that said, if I were a regular coffee drinker, I would be producing coffee grounds much faster than a small veggie garden could absorb them.

8 Feb, 2016


That's interesting Tug.

8 Feb, 2016


That is indeed interesting, Tug, thanks for the info. Even so, there is some argument about the supposed acidifying effect of grounds over three weeks and longer. I think its dependent on the type of coffee as much as anything.

8 Feb, 2016

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