Thursday, October 9, 2008

Better Compost, Lighter Trash: Using Coffee Grinds Up

Using your coffee grinds is extremely easy, and decomposes in a matter of days into nutrient rich soil for your plants, trees, shrubs, or even house plants. To start, you can try using washable, reusable coffee filters. These can be washed and reused again and again. If you prefer using paper filters, you can easily dump the contents of your coffee filter into a ziploc container, emptying it weekly into wherever you see fit. A word of caution: empty it often, it can produce mold if left over time, like any food product. You'll be reducing the amount of waste that is deposited into landfills, and you'll be providing plenty of new soil for your plants. According to many, the introduction of plenty of coffee grinds brings about bigger, healthier plants, along with more worms to help the process along.

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