Coffee For Your Plants?

If you like to use coffee grounds to enrich your garden and compost, you can get a FREE bag of coffee grounds at your local Starbucks. Some locations put out a bucket, or you can call the store and they’ll set a bag aside for you.

Starbucks started its “Grounds For Your Garden” program in 1995 to reduce the environmental impact of its stores by keeping valuable material out of landfills and putting it to good use. Even the packaging is reused – baristas scoop spent coffee grounds into the empty bags originally used to ship espresso beans to stores.

To use coffee grounds as a fertilizer sprinkle them thinly onto your soil, or add them to your compost. Despite their color, for the purposes of composting they’re a ‘green’, or nitrogen-rich organic material.

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4 thoughts on “Coffee For Your Plants?

  1. I live in NE Pa and have a small woodland garden in the “wood”. Like to hear more about your club.


    1. Hello, we are in The Woodlands, Texas near Houston. I don’t have any information to add to what is already posted on this website. Happy gardening, Viviane


  2. Do you know if I can use coffee grounds on my Chinese Evergreen house plants? Would like to know.


    1. Karen, a local plant nursery may know if you use add coffee grounds on that particular plant. I add coffee grounds when making potting soil, mixed in with all the other ingredients.


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