[CH] another helpful hint

Andie Paysinger (asenji@earthlink.net)
Wed, 08 Apr 1998 19:38:44 +0000

Sometimes I am on automatic pilot so much I don't  think about passing
on what to me is "old-hat". Here is another idea for gardeners.
A friend went shopping with me Saturday and on the way home I made 3 of
my regular stops at local cafés that save coffee grounds for me.  I take
in an empty  five gallon  container and pick up the full ones.   for
those who are just starting in composting, coffee grounds  are
wonderful  to add to your compost or even directly into the garden (also
tea leaves).   I have found that a gift of garden produce for the
private use of the manager or owner helps to  convince them that this
can be a good deal for them too.   I  have probably incorporated close
to half a ton of coffee grounds into my garden in the past six years
since I started this.
This is the desert but the soil in my garden is  dark and rich and will
grow just about anything.
And best of all this stuff is virtually FREE.
Andie Paysinger & the PENDRAGON Basenjis,Teafer,Cheesy,Singer & Player
asenji@earthlink.net    So. Calif. USA   "In the face of adversity, be
patient, in the face of a basenji, be prudent, be canny, be on your