Monday, August 1, 2011

A Small Difference

I said in an earlier post I wanted to compost more kitchen waste. I'm making a small bit of progress- I've started sharing my coffee with my garden.

Coffee grounds are excellent nutrients for almost all plants. So is the coffee itself. Each day, after the coffee is cold, I pour some in the garden. I then dump the grounds into one flower pot. Each day a different plant gets the grounds. Everything looks greener and less wilted.  It made a dramatic change in my aloes. They went from a dull greenish-brown to bright, almost neon, green.

After I 'coffee' the garden, I wash the coffee pot and get it ready for next day. I'm recycling kitchen waste, preparing for the next day, and helping my plants all at the same time. I feel pretty good about doing it because it was an easy change to make and I saw results immediately. This is the sort of thing I want to do with all my wishes.

I hope you and yours are having a bountiful harvest this day.


Dreaming of Jeanie said...

I had no idea just plain 'ole left over coffee helped your plants! Duh! Thanks for the tip, babe!

FreeDragon said...

You're welcome :)