Friday, May 29, 2009

Caffeinating the Compost

Yesterday we went and hit up the local coffee shop for a giant bag of coffee grinds. They pulled what they had laying around and I gleefully ran off with it. I think they were laughing AT me and not with me as I hugged and cooed the grinds while running out the door. ;^) I plunked them in the compost pile when I got home, gave them a little watering and a toss to add in some air - the pile is heating up! I checked on this morning at we're at about 110°.

Also noticed that about half the green beans are shaded now by the broccoli. The vines in the shade shot up and are twice as high as the other green bean vines that get more direct sun. I wonder if they'll produce beans sooner too?

2 comments:

Toni (WyomingMom) said...

Isn't that interesting that the shaded beans are doing better than the ones in direct sunlight?

Funny about the coffee grinds!

Engineeredgarden said...

I think i'm just about done with UCG's for the year, 'cause I have around 30 lbs. in the pile now. Of course, I could start another pile......hmmm. Isn't this composting stuff fun?