This week see’s the launch of our Coffee to Compost scheme at Midsummer place. It couldn't be simpler: instead of throwing the waste coffee grounds from our coffee shops away, we can all use it to enrich our garden soil and help our plants look bloomin' lovely in no time!
As such, we cordially invite all our green fingered visitors to help themselves to a free bag of coffee grounds, from Friday 1st July 2022. They are available from the coffee compost cart, located between Barclays and Leon, on the boulevard at Midsummer Place.
Why coffee grounds?
Coffee grounds are a natural, long-term way to enrich soil and speed up the composting process. What's better is that it means we can repurpose waste that could easily otherwise end up in landfill. As they are high in nitrogen, coffee grounds can help with plant growth, particularly for acid-loving plants such as azaleas, hydrangeas, blueberries, and lilies, as well as root crops like carrots or radishes.
See below some useful tips and tricks on how best to use your coffee grounds. We do advise searching for more detailed advice online on exactly how to use the coffee grounds, in a way that's safe for your plants, pets and to ensure you achieve the results you are hoping for:
Some useful websites we used to find these tips and tricks are:
There were also lots more to read up on, so we recommend researching before using your coffee grounds.*
*Please note, anyone who chooses to take the coffee grounds from Midsummer Place, does so entirely at their own risk, and recognises that if used incorrectly, coffee grounds can cause harm to plants, wildlife and mammals. Midsummer Place accepts no responsibility or liability for damage, illness or adverse reaction, caused by the handling or use of coffee grounds. We advise researching ways in order to do this safely and appropriately.
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