Today I want to share with you 3 things we’re saving from the kitchen to the garden.I know as gardeners we’re always talking about what we bring from the garden to put on the table, but there’s some items we use in our kitchen to prepare our garden for gardening season.
Those 3 things are:
Coffee Grounds– have nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and other minerals. Our spinach and tomatoes will benefit from the nitrogen.The other minerals don’t go to waste either.
I save our coffee grounds by holding on to our K-Cups after we use them.Remove the coffee that’s left in them and store until use.Another thing I do is rinse the K-Cups in a bowl or pot of water.This leaves the excess coffee in the water and I use it as a compost tea to water our plants.
Starbucks is Gardener Friendly
If you’re not a coffee drinker, you can build a relationship with your local Starbucks or coffee shop. Ask them to hold on to the coffee and you can pick them up at the time you’ve agreed upon.Starbucks is very gardener friendly and you know they make coffee all day long.
Egg Shells- add calcium to the gardening soil.
Last year our tomatoes had blight and blossom end rot which we then discovered that our soil was lacking calcium.A quicker remedy would be adding limestone, but we’re going the eggshell route.
Peanut Shells- offer nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus as well.
My husband goes to a restaurant that gives peanuts to their customers.We eat the peanut and save the shells for our garden.
Back in the day I remember my mother saving eggs and adding them to a gallon of water in a milk jug.She’d use that water to water her house plants.Do you remember your mother or grandmother using eggshells and water to water her plants when you were growing up?