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Topic: New use for coffee grounds. (20 msgs / 308 lines)
1) From: Jim Gundlach
This is from the latest issue of This Old House.  Coffee grounds, new  
such as that *$ your brother-in-law gave you for Christmas or used,  
can be scattered around areas you want to keep cats away.  If you are  
tired of the cats pooping in your flower beds, just scatter some  
coffee grounds around and the cats will stay away.  It is also great  
fertilizer.
      pecan jim
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2) From: Brett Mason
Works well in composting too...
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3) From: Dennis Ryan
The caffeine in them will also kill slugs!
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4) From: John Despres
Been doing that for years with the cheap stuff in the can! It works great.
John
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5) From: Seth Grandeau
does it work on squirrels?
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6) From: Coffee
I heard coffee grounds were good for roses... apparently they like the  
acidity.
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7) From: Floyd Lozano
If anyone has a suggestion for keeping away rodents, I'd like to hear
that.  Living in the city sucks sometimes.  Maybe roasted ground
googoo muck? ;)
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8) From: Gary Foster
Thanks for the tip!  I've been composting all my grinds, but I also have 
a terrible snail/slug problem in my garden.  They completely wiped out 
all my lettuce plants in under a week and now they are starting on the 
cabbage.  If they get into my tomatoes and beans I'll freakin' napalm 
the entire garden.
I'll start scattering the used grounds around instead and see how it 
works.  I set beer traps but the racoons come drink all the beer.
-- Gary F.
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9) From: Brian Phelps
Anything to keep our kids from cheesing:http://youtube.com/watch?v0pce2rrywAnd it doesn't even require any new laws against cats!
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10) From: Bob
Only if you use dried espresso pucks and a sling shot

11) From: Jim Gundlach
I have no idea, a .22 with a scope does though.
     pecan jim.
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12) From: Sandy Andina
On Mar 28, 2008, at 10:11 AM, Floyd Lozano wrote:
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Small mammals have little tolerance for capsicum, so maybe cayenne  
pepper would work (it's the base for pepper spray and Squirrel-Away  
powder that you mix into birdseed--birds can't taste it).
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13) From: Seth Grandeau
coffee and chili pepper.  Sounds like a mexican drink!
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14) From: raymanowen
scatter some *$ coffee grounds around and the cats will stay away.
That's some magna cum laude fuzzies- smarter than the average cat!
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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15) From: Brett Mason
Pour scalding coffee over a cat and they'll scram....
Brett
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16) From: Rich
Are you inquiring about squirrel rodents or mice rodents or rat rodents?
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17) From: Aaron
rat poison works well on cats too.
Aaron
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18) From: Lindsay Murphy
Another good tip for slugs is to put down a 3" or wider stripe of
diatomaceous earth (water filter medium, pool stores usually have it for
cheap) around your plants.  The diatomaceous earth tears up the slugs'
undersides.
I've also seen cheap coffee (unbrewed) used to poison mosquito larvae in
ponds and puddles.  Apparently the caffeine disorients them badly enough
that they can't get back to the surface to breathe.  Might be a good use
for mis-roasted batches... :-)
Hope this helps!
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19) From: Dave
It's not an immediate solution but over time (a couple of seasons)
decolate snails will take of the problem. The decolates are
carnivorous, and eat the vegetarian snails and slugs that destroy your
garden. YMMV, we've had no snail problem for the last couple years, my
dad still has snails... You can buy decolates at a nursery, you may
need to order them.
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It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
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20) From: Jeff
Earthworms love coffee grounds, and earthworms are good for gardens. Get 
rid of cats, etc., and enrich your soil at the same time.
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