Thursday, October 16, 2014

How to use coffee grinds in your garden/save the world

Some cafes here bag their coffee grinds and leave them outside for you to take.
 3 bags full of brown gold.
 You can put it on top of your pots/garden as mulch or to your compost.
 You can enrich your soil by mixing it with soil. They improve soil texture and drainage.
 Put it on your plants as fertiliser as it breaks down. 
 As it decomposes, It slowly releases nitrogen for your plants. Good for  leafy vegetables such as spinach, tomatoes and corn. You see my tomatoes plants? 

What a great way to recycle, instead of throwing the coffee grinds, some cafes have become environmentally conscious, take the effort to big the grinds and give it away for free. Don't worry about the coffee smell, after a few days, the smell will be gone.

I have done this for years, and I believe in reuse, recycle and re-education.

1 comment:

  1. I love using coffee grounds in my garden. When they are placed around the vegetables, as mulch, they also discourage some pests ... especially around eggplants. Worms also love them so mixing them into the soil encourages worms to work, and fertilize, the ground. Thanks, so much, for the reminder, Ann ... and I love that restaurants are recycling them!!