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Use Coffee Grounds to Deter Slugs from Hosta

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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July 25, 20080 found this helpful

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

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July 28, 20151 found this helpful

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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July 18, 20160 found this helpful

I've been saving all my coffee grounds and use them all around my hostas. After the beer trick didn't do the job as well as I wanted it to I decided to try the coffee grounds. It seems to help but this year I also took my left over coffee, put it in a spray bottle and sprayed my hostas with coffee....da-da...that helped a lot. It also got rid of aphids on my mini roses!

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March 22, 20170 found this helpful

Thanks so much for this tip. I am a big believer in coffee grounds for the garden, but I will especially use them around my hostas. I have them EVERYWHERE.

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