< Previous
To Top

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


Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

July 25, 20080 found this helpful

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

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
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. :)

Reply Was this helpful? 1
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!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Keeping Slugs Off Hostas
Keeping Slugs Off Hostas
< Previous
Home and Garden Gardening Pest ControlJuly 24, 2008
A hosta with the leaves eaten.
Deer Eating My Hosta Leaves
Dividing Small Clumps Of Hosta
Dividing Hosta
large slug
Use Coffee Grounds to Deter Slugs
A coffee filter full of used coffee grounds.
Using Coffee Grounds More Than Once
Birthday Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/09/15 08:52:08 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!