Use Coffee Grounds to Deter Slugs from Hosta

By ruth susan harris 1

To protect your hostas, especially those growing in pots, cover the soil with used coffee grounds. Not a slug in sight!

By Ruth from Cardiff, UK

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By JLD119 3 Flag

July 25, 2008

Thanks! This warrents a trip to Starbucks... I'll let you know if I have success!

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By emmamamie 3 59 Flag

July 28, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised! I was saving eggshells to crush and put around my many hostas. In the meantime, I started putting used coffee grounds around them. It turned out that I didn't have to use the eggshells at all for the hostas, because the coffee grounds got rid of the slugs. No more holes or chewed up leaves on my hostas! I ended up just using the eggshells in my vegetable garden. :)

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