It’s official

I am a great big gardening dork.
Today I am taking home coffee grounds from work to add to my compost pile at the house. They add nitrogen to the mix, which is always good. I am learning (slowly) about organic fertilizer and composting and stuff, and it totally killed me to realize how much coffee we go through here at work — and all those grounds just get thrown away!!! So I talked to the gal who keeps our coffee pots stocked, and she’s now saving the grounds for me to take home. I don’t know how much I’ll use, though – gotta do some research and make sure I don’t overdo it. But even if I don’t use ’em all for compost, I can save ’em in a bin or something for when I start making my own fertilizer.
Oh, and there are some pix of my gardening work up on my Flickr account.

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2 Responses to It’s official

  1. Marn, eh says:

    YAYYYYYYYY. I’m go glad to see you’re doing that.
    It is truly stunning how much organic waste the average household makes. The spousal unit and I have a four litre stainless bucket we keep by the sink for all the veggie bits, tea bags, coffee grounds, egg shells, etc. and I must take it out to the composter at least twice a week.
    Sad to think about how much great stuff, stuff that could be turned into natural fertilizer, ends up clogging landfills :(

  2. Rave says:

    What kind of coffee do you use? When I worked at the coffeehouse in town, someone asked us for our grounds for his garden but our coffees are all “Sumatra” and “Costa Rica Java” and the grounds turned out to be way too acidic. If it’s just Folgers or something it’ll be okay though.