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For many of us across the country, it’s about time to get out those gardening gloves for some warm-weather planting and composting. Did you know that we all have a great resource that will enrich the soil of these projects right in our kitchens?

If you’re a coffee drinker (or someone in your house is), you can use those used coffee grounds to enrich the soil with added minerals and organic matter.

Composting, to begin with, is an incredibly green act. And you of course can’t go wrong with gardening, especially if you use organic methods. What’s more is that you’ll be re-using coffee grounds you may have otherwise tossed — a win-win situation in our books! So, drink up that coffee and use your buzz to head out for some gardening/composting, Green Monsters! For more on why you might want to try adding used coffee grounds to your garden and compost, check out this video!

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6 comments on “How to Reuse Coffee Grounds to Make Your Garden or Compost Even Better! (VIDEO)”

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Rhonda Osborne
4 Years Ago

Mine go in the compost , or straight into the garden

Harmony Roche
4 Years Ago

Melissa Pomeroy Roche show this to whats-his-face

Kristy Small
4 Years Ago

I use mine in my worm bin. Be careful not to overdo it with the grounds as they're acidic and mess with the ph if used in excess

Joel Perez
4 Years Ago

tnx very much for the warning

Stephanie Rackley Vitt
4 Years Ago

Be careful if you have dogs or cats. Coffee grounds are toxic to them. http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/2011/09/is-caffeine-poisonous-to-dogs/

Nicole Drake
4 Years Ago

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