Starbucks coffee Grounds for your garden, Reusing coffee grounds reduces landfill waste and supports environmental health, Promotes plant growth, repels ants and slugs, and entices earthworms

I retrieved the photo bag of coffee grounds this morning from a Starbucks inside a Harris Teeter grocery store this morning.

From the bag:

“Grounds for your garden”

“The goodness of coffee grows beyond the cup. Reusing coffee grounds reduces landfill waste and supports environmental health.”

“Here’s how it works

Much of coffee’s acidity is removed in the brewing process, leaving behind a green material that promotes plant growth, repels ants and slugs, and entices earthworms.

Coffee grounds have an average ph of 6.9, a carbon-nitrogen ratio of 20:1, and can be added directly to your garden as a side dressing for nitrogen loving plants (test with a small amount first).”

“Or add to your compost

Combine with “brown” materials for enriched compost. Experts recommend up to 20% coffee grounds in a compost pile.”

“FREE”

The decision, as I understand it, on how to handle recycling of coffee grounds, is left up to the local Starbucks.

R.E. Cycle

 

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