Share a SolutionAsk a Question
To Top

Use Coffee Grounds to Deter Slugs

In the continuing battle between gardeners and slugs, some people have tried coffee grounds to ward these voracious eaters away from their tender plants. This is a guide about use coffee grounds to deter slugs.


Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

10 found this helpful
August 29, 2011

I found out by accident one day that slugs hate coffee. I had spilled some from my cup while working in the garden and a slug nearby reversed course and "ran" away from the coffee. So I began saving used coffee grounds and sprinkling them around my plants. Slugs will not go near it! Use only black, no sugar, leftover coffee or grounds. Not only will the slugs stay away but plants love coffee! Coffee makes a great fertilizer too!


By Teresa A from Ann Arbor, MI

Comment Was this helpful? 10
August 31, 20110 found this helpful

In case you didn't know, Starbucks bag their used coffee grounds and give them to anyone that wants them for the garden. You can also use your brewed leftover coffee or tea on roses. GG Vi

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 12, 20170 found this helpful

Slugs also hate crushed egg shells.the shells.will.keep them out of the garden.

Reply Was this helpful? 10
Related Content
In These Guides
ground coffee
Uses for Coffee Grounds
Slug eating a leaf.
Keeping Slugs Out of Your Garden
Home and Garden Pest Control Slugs and SnailsFebruary 25, 2017
giant slug
Using Sawdust to Deter Slugs
Coffe Maker
Cleaning a Drip Coffee Maker
two large slugs
Using Ammonia for Slug Control
ground coffee
Using Coffee Grounds in the Garden
Mother's Day Ideas!
Easter Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site.
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on March 24, 2017 at 8:46:36 PM on in 1 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!