Here is a bit of information that I found at a website called Sustainable Enterprise:
Coffee and Gardening
Coffee by-products can be used in the garden and farm as follows:
- Sprinkle used grounds around plants before rain or watering, for a slow-release nitrogen.
- Add to compost piles to increase nitrogen balance. Coffee filters and tea bags break down rapidly during composting.
- Dilute with water for a gentle, fast-acting liquid fertilizer. Use about a half-pound can of wet grounds in a five-gallon bucket of water; let sit outdoors to achieve ambient temperature.
- Mix into soil for houseplants or new vegetable beds.
- Encircle the base of the plant with a coffee and eggshell barrier to repel pests.
- If you are into vermi-posting, feed a little bit to your worms.
Now for some stitching news....
I completed my block for Carol's Neighborhood Round Robin. I always seem to struggle to capture a good picture of the items that I stitch, this is the best that I could get. Maybe I should take a class in photography, then again maybe I should try reading the camera manual (oh, how I hate reading manuals!).
Carol's Neighborhood Round Robin
While reading Wanda's blog I learned of an online eBay store called Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe, which offers a great selection of hand-dyed floss. Each skein is a generous 20 yards and sells for $2.00. When you purchase four skeins, she includes a FREE skein to cover shipping it cannot get better than that! Well, I placed my order and within a few short days I received this:
Victorian Motto Hand-Dyed Floss
I am looking forward to using this floss, the colors are wonderful and the service was excellent! Last night I purchased even more, I can't wait until it arrives. Wanda learned of this store from Staci's blog so thanks to both of you for the post!
I guess it is time now to end this post so that I can Sit and Stitch for a while, I signed up for a few more exchanges so I must get a move on. Thanks for visiting and I do hope that you have a wonderful week.
Until next time...