Post a reply

Avatar for chalclarke
Apr 16, 2018 10:29 AM CST
Thread OP
Lansdowne, Ontario
Should coffee grounds (to be added to the garden soil in the spring) be stored in an airtight container or left to dry out?

Your newsletters are informative and enjoyable. Thank you for sending them.
Avatar for Shadegardener
Apr 16, 2018 11:21 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
chal - in my experience, used coffee grounds can get moldy if stored in an airtight container. For me, it's easier to sprinkle them if they're more dry.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Avatar for RpR
Apr 16, 2018 11:29 AM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
What ever works for you.
I used to store them in containers, but now just dig a hole in the garden in the fall and dump them there all winter with other kitchen scraps.
When I stored them I would divvy them up as I planted potatoes.
Apr 17, 2018 7:31 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
If you need to relax, grow plants!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
I add coffee grounds to my compost all year round!
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
Avatar for FrugalGramma
Apr 17, 2018 9:40 AM CST
Cleveland, OH (Zone 6a)
I don't dry them, but store them until a little container is full and then dump them in situ like RpR, or over the beds where the potatoes will be planted or in the compost. It does get moldy sometimes, but I drink so much coffee the container fills up fast and out it goes. I even open up any K-cups and scoop them out...then use some of those empty pods to plant seeds in. The little hole in the bottom worked great to add a small wick and make self-watering seed starters.
Avatar for josebaca
Apr 17, 2018 12:18 PM CST
Name: J.R. Baca
Pueblo West Co. ( High Dessert (Zone 6a)
Use the filters too!
Avatar for RpR
Apr 17, 2018 12:30 PM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
josebaca said:Chal;
Use the filters too!

YES, use them also.
I even sometimes throw paper towels/tissues I use in the temp. 2 pound coffee can I put them in till I dump them outside every week.
I have put orange/lemon peels in there also, smells good when you pop the lid for more grounds.
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by mcash70 and is called "Bi-color Monkshood"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.