Starbucks Grounds For The Garden - Compost Amendment - April 2023

This Winter, we've been adding our kitchen waste to the carbon storage (mostly leaves) compost bin out back and have been sort of hand-turning it in to the top layer.  I add some kitchen waste, then add a thin layer of leaves on top.  And repeat.  I also started to add a little bit of biosolids to that same storage bin, too.   As the weather warms up, I'll get out there and turn the bin, but for now, I'm just thinking about how to add some amendments that might help speed-up the leaf bin a little bit.

To that end, I was at the SBUX in Westmont last week and saw the big bag of used grounds on the counter that they were offering.  I grabbed a bag and brought it home.  Below are some photos of this 'Grounds for Your Garden' package:


I dumped the bag of grounds on the top of the bin and stir'd it in.  Below is how the grounds look straight out of the bag.

In that photo, you can see some of the ornamental grasses that I cleaned up and put in the top of the bin. 

#11 on my 2023 to-do list is continue along on my composting journey.  Using these SBUX grounds is a step in that direction.  

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