Posts around here have been a little few and far between. Not because life is getting overwhelming again(everything is pretty great); It is because I have put the majority of my energy back into our Etsy shop (Iceberg Empire). It has been a little neglected since November. So when we started getting warm weather courtesy of the Chinook winds, I could finally get out in the garage to make some things. It was really nice to make things again. But you are probably wondering what any of that has to do with the title of this post.
Well, you see, when we have meetings about our little business venture, we treat ourselves to Starbucks. The location closest to my house has a big meeting table, so we can spread out with notebooks if we were lucky enough to capture the table for ourselves. We can get our plans and ideas on the same track, and catch up on friend time… And enjoy delicious overly priced coffee. 😉
If you didn’t already know, Starbucks has bags of grounds available that you can take. For FREE. They call them “Grounds For Your Garden.” Other similar coffee shops probably do as well, just ask them if you are curious.
These free coffee grounds are a great addition to your compost pile. They can also be used straight into the soil. This adds organic matter and can help attract worms and beneficial microorganisms. If you are worried about messing with the pH of your soil, Don’t. Used coffee grounds are near neutral… Its the fresh/unused/unwashed coffee grounds that are acidic.
However you choose to use them, they are a great FREE resource to add some organic matter into your garden. It also helps to keep this great resource out of the the landfill.
I plan on keeping mine frozen in the shed (or my car, as that is where they currently reside) for as long as the weather allows it, then adding some around plants, and some into my compost bin.