Coffee Grounds for the Garden

Dan This Land of Ours

gardenThere is one thing most of us consume every morning that the waste is good for our garden and plants. Cathy Isom tells you why you should compost used coffee grounds.

If you are used to pouring out your coffee grounds in the trash, then you should hear why you should stop doing that and compost them instead. Aside from keeping them from later ending up in a landfill, coffee grounds could benefit your plants and your garden.

Composting coffee grounds is as easy as throwing the used coffee grounds onto your compost pile. Used coffee filters can be composted as well. Compositing coffee grinds helps to add nitrogen to your compost pile. Coffee grounds are considered the green compost material and will need to be balanced with some brown compost material such as newspaper, dry leaves, sawdust, or wood chips. Even if your coffee maker calls for the plastic K-cups, simply cut the top off and scoop out the remaining coffee grounds and add to a sealable container for later use in your garden.

Not a coffee drinker? You might check with the local coffee houses who offer free used grounds to anyone who asks for them.

I’m Cathy Isom…