Mmmm... Free Coffee Grounds For Your Plants!

comments (12) July 18th, 2009

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yourownvictorygarden Greg Holdsworth, contributor
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I admit it – I'm a big Starbuck's Coffee fan. I've been going there for years. What I didn't know, however, was that I was sitting on a "soil gold mine" of sorts. I recently discovered that you can go in and ask them if they have any used coffee grounds. If they do, they will gladly hand them off to you... FOR FREE. Let me repeat that... FREE.

Sometimes, if you walk in at the right time, they'll have the coffee grounds already prepared in a neat foil package and put in a bin or pail in front of the counter for whoever wants. On two occasions, the bag they gave me had to have weighed 30-40 pounds...WOW. Either way, it's something they were going to throw away anyway. What an organic waste in my opinion! I've mixed it into my soil "recipe" for seed-starting, as well as in the garden and flower beds.

Even if you're not an espresso or latte junkie, you should consider this opportunity for a free soil-improver. I can almost hear my transplants complaining that they are staying awake all the time!


posted in: garden, soil, coffee, grounds, starbucks

Comments (12)

AlexVardy writes: Great one share
Posted: 8:59 am on August 14th
JessePinkman writes: Good Job
Posted: 10:08 am on August 7th
bradlewilliams writes: i love all the design. nice present
Posted: 11:33 am on August 2nd
josephgarcia writes: Beautiful glossary
Posted: 2:26 am on August 2nd
toriwilson writes: Another one of your great ideas
Posted: 11:34 am on August 1st
markhunt writes: Great one share post
Posted: 1:56 am on July 29th
KayClayton writes: Magnificent

Posted: 6:50 am on July 4th
RandyFish writes: What a wonderful idea very neat

Posted: 2:01 am on February 18th
RixonJoy writes: Best of the Best, really well said

Posted: 12:23 am on February 16th
alkuwajr writes: Well, on those notes, I'm off to Starbucks! Awesome!
Posted: 9:50 am on July 21st
Ruth writes: Coffee grounds are great for blueberries, conifers, azaleas, rhododendrons, and other plants that like their soil on the acidic side.
Posted: 9:25 am on July 20th
ChrisMcLaughlin writes: Yes, yes, yes! I also toss this into my worm bin, as well. They love it! thanks for sharing this with everybody!
Posted: 12:35 am on July 20th
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