Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Starbucks Gives Free Coffee Grounds

In an effort to recycle and reduce wastes, Starbucks is giving away used coffee grounds for free.

"Coffee grounds are a nutritional additive for your soil. Mos of the acidity during the brewing process is removed, leaving used grounds with an average of 6.9 and a carbon-nitrogen ratio of 20-1."


A. Add grounds directly to your garden
          Apply this "green" material as a side dressing to nitrogen loving plants, including most perennials and allum plants. Balance the nutrition of your soil with "brown" materials such as leaves and dried grass.

B. Add to Compost
          Combine withe "brown" materials in your compost pile. Use grounds within 2-3 weeks of brewing to capture the most nutritional value.

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