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How to Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 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.