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Are coffee filters biodegradeable? That is, when I throw out the coffee grouds around our roses, can I leave the filters with the grounds?

YB
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Joined: 2009-08-07
filters can be composted...

you could use them around the roses but it will not look to good. You could bury them with a little soil.

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Re: Coffee Filters

Hello. Not sure where you are but where I am we can compost the coffee filters so I would assume that they are safe for the soil. I would just check with your local compost people. Good Luck!

YB
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You can compost both the filters and the grounds

If you don't have much room, take a bucket, toss in your filter and grounds and any FOOD waste with a little water, mix it up once a day, in a week or so if it is dark and beginning to look like soil, go ahead and put it around your plants.

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I compost mine

Currently I am putting mine under the rocks that line my landscaped beds, hopefully they will keep the weeds from coming up between them or a least help keep them out..lol

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RE: Under rocks,,,

Should work, at least till they break down, your old newspapers placed 3 or 4 layers thick under the rocks will work too.

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deer are cute but eat my plants

We live in an area with tons of deer, and it seems our yard is right on their morning and evening route to wherever it is they go. I cannot grow anything pretty, or some good tomatoes! Oh how I wish. Does anyone know if there is some product or trick to keep these deer away from my vegetation.

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Deer are cute reply!

You say yard does that mean you have some space to build a fence around a good size garden area? that is about all one can do to keep deer from eating some or most plants a good 9 foot deer fence is about it.. Then you will be able to enjoy a garden this to will keep out any other pests to any gardens...Good Luck in all ways!


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