Thursday, October 18, 2007

Garden Grounds



Are you wondering what coffee grounds are doing on the stoop of someone who doesn't drink coffee? Our house is obviously a 'tea house', but there is a good reason for the coffee grounds. In an effort to use only natural substances in my garden, I have been learning the art of composting and natural methods of bug and weed control. I've learned that a local Starbucks has a pretty green bucket by their front door --- and it frequently contains used coffee grounds that are set out for 'free'. They are labeled 'Grounds for Your Garden'. You might see if your local Starbucks has a similar program. I've been adding coffee grounds to my garden soil and they add needed acidity and nutrients. Coffee is very high in antioxidants. I wonder, will the coffee antioxidants help my vegetable antioxidants grow? I'm sure they will! Some day I'll tell you about the other things I add to my garden soil.

But for now, I must get back to my housework!
Thank you for your sweet comments regarding Brandon's movie project.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

5 comments:

  1. Ashley11:02 AM

    Our Starbucks has the "Grounds for your garden". We have gotten quite a few bags from them.

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  2. terri aka Penny Ann Poundwise12:02 PM

    Not just Starbucks, but many coffee shops will give you their grounds. My roses loved them!

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  3. I will have to check our starbucks out for the coffee grounds. Thanks for writing about them.

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  4. I too have been learning about composting and how to do things in a more natural, earth friendly way. I have just started to compost and do use the coffee grounds. Shouldn't used tea be good for a compost as well? I'd imagine so.
    I still have lots to learn about composting and would love to see you post more about it.
    Take care,
    Salina

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  5. What a great idea Starbucks has! Of course, being the coffee drinkers we are here at our household I've got lots of coffee grounds to spread around!
    Donna :)

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