Monday, May 11, 2009
Free coffee grounds for your garden
Starbucks Coffee® is currently offering Grounds for your Garden. Come to any Starbucks and tell the store manager (or shift supervisor on duty if the manager isn't available) that you're interested in free coffee grounds. Depending upon the popularity of the store, you can pick up grounds daily or every other day. Starbucks will even bag up the grounds for you!
Coffee grounds can be a nice addition to your garden soil or compost pile. However, since they are acidic, be careful of how much you add. Most home gardens aren't going to need a bag of coffee grounds daily or even every other day. This post over at Green Talk™ covers some of the pros and cons of adding coffee grounds to your garden. What I took away from this discussion is that you probably should "not add more grounds until the original grounds [have] decomposed."
Photo credit: Jonny Hunter, through a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.