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#46945 May 17th, 2007 at 12:20 PM
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Hi there.

Ok, so last week I'd asked if anyone had ever tried the homemade beer fertilizer...

I've read about some other things. I read on another forum that acid loving house plants can be watered with leftover black coffee. It will act as a mild fertilizer.

I also came across a post somewhere online about adding a small amount milk to a gallon jug of water to water peace lilies. The poster said it would help them to bloom more often.

Please, please, please prayers, I never mean to cause controversy by asking such things. When I come across these things, though, I wonder if others have tried it and what their results were. It's all in the interest of fun and information.

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I'm not sure if you're asking or apologizing... But I've heard milk makes a good fungicide.


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LOL Perhaps a little of both, Oz. :wink:

It's just that when I asked about the beer fertilizer, it seemed that things got a tad bit, borderline testy. Just a bit. I don't want anything I post to cause that.


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We water our pumpkins with milk when they bloom. I also put coffee grounds in my flower gardens. Just something passed down from old farmers.


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The milk is suggested for poinsettias too.

And I've used coffee grounds but never poured the coffee into a pot. Mostly because I used to put milk and sugar in mine. I don't drink it anymore.

I'm not sure about beer fertilizer but I do know that it can be used to activiate the organisiams in a compost pile to make it heat up.

I've also heard that compost tea is good for the garden. I tried it last year but I didn't notice any difference. And since it stinks I use the miracle gro instead lol.

Then there is the homemade weed killer: Vinegar, salt and dishsoap.

And honey can be used in place of root stimulator. Or at least that's what I've heard.





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Wow, so this milk thing may not be so strange after all...

How are the coffee grounds working out for you guys?

Honey as a root stimulator? Really? I wonder if honey has a lot of b-vitamins. It's the b-vitamins that are supposed to make superthrive so great, isn't it? I think a lot of people use it as a root stimulator and to help ease transplant shock.

Thanks!


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The only benefit I noticed about the coffee grounds is that they work sort of like sand in that they don't clump. And with clay soil like I had to work with that was a blessing.


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Coffee grounds are a good source of nitrogen. I stalk Starbucks ('cause I hate coffee) and take their free bags of used coffee grounds for my compost pile. I usually get 2 or so 2-gallon-ish sized bags. I even add them around my tomatoes and sprinkle some in with my beloved worms.


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I heard coffee grounds sprinkled around acid loving plants if you dont have acidic soil I think it works have just tried recently so im not sure but it seems to be helping. Betty

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any tips for cabbages?


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Belinda what's wrong with your cabbages?



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professional show clivia growers use diluted milk as leaf shine

coffee grounds can deter ants


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