It has happened to all of us more than once that we have some coffee left over and we have ended up throwing it away, right? As well, from now on you won’t have to do it anymorebecause? Because it is rich in nitrogen, an essential nutrient for plant growth, as well as other equally important nutrients such as potassium, calcium and phosphorus.
So that your plants can look healthy, we are going to explain how to water plants with coffee.
Considerations to take into account
Watering with coffee is a very interesting option for plants to grow well, but it must be borne in mind that being acidic, not all can be watered with it. In addition, it is also important know the pH of the substrate or soil, since if it is neutral or high, if it is watered with coffee, said pH will drop, which can cause problems for those plant beings that are growing in it.
Therefore, it will only be watered with coffee at acidophilic plants, As the japanese maples, camellias, azaleas, gardenias, Among others.
How to water with coffee?
For that, you have to follow this step by step:
- The first thing is, of course, to make coffee as we always do. We must decide if we will make it stronger or clearer, since the amount of water that we add will depend on it.
- Then, we will pour the coffee that we have not touched and water in a glass. The amount of water should be at least double that of coffee.
- Next, we mix it well and fill a sprayer with the mixture.
- And ready!
Now we will only have to choose which day of the week we want to water the plants with it. But yes, to avoid problems, it is always going to be better to spray a few leaves to see how they reactand then if all goes well finish watering it.
Did you know that coffee could be used to take care of plants?