Tuesday, 14 August 2007

RUTH'S SHOOTS

Coffee grounds can provide a valuable source of nutrition for your garden if used properly: The proper amount to be used depends on the condition of the soil and, more specifically, what you are growing in your garden. Here are a few general tips.
Applying coffee grounds directly in the garden Coffee grounds can be applied along with other materials as a side dressing for vegetables, roses, and other plants.

Coffee grounds are high in nitrogen, but are also acidic: Adding brown material such as leaves and dried grass to the mulch will help keep a balanced soil pH.

Mix coffee grounds in your compost: Coffee grounds act as a green material with a carbon-nitrogen (C-N) ratio of 20-1. They make an excellent addition to your compost. Combined with browns such as leaves and straw, coffee grounds generate heat and will speed up the composting process.

Using coffee grounds in a worm bin: Worms fed with coffee grounds combined with other materials will flourish.

And the best news yet.....Starbucks give it away free!

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