Home & Lifestyle

How to Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 8, 2021 • 4 min read

Throwing out the grounds every time you make a cup of coffee can feel like a waste, especially since coffee grounds are full of nutrients. For decades, home gardeners have experimented with using coffee grounds in compost, as a soil amendment, and as a natural pesticide. Find out which techniques actually work, and when (and when not) to use coffee grounds in the garden.