How to Use Spent Coffee Grounds for Planting Nutritious Microgreens


Are you a coffee lover that hates to throw away your spent coffee grounds? Well, there's some good news. Coffee grounds have a miraculous wide range of benefits that are beneficial for your garden. In this article, we are going to cover how you can use spent coffee grounds for planting microgreens at home.


Making the best out of waste

As humans we consume plenty of goods, but we also produce a lot of waste. We need to learn as a society how to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Learning how to use coffee grounds for planting microgreens is a great way to start and make use of our waste.


What items will you need to grow microgreens

So you've decided to start growing microgreens. We're going to cover the inexpensive items you will need to start this simple process.

  1. Spent Coffee Grounds

  2. Jelly Cups (or a small plastic container you have around the house)

  3. Spray Bottle

  4. Paper Towel

  5. Microgreen Seeds

  6. Measuring Spoon

What's wonderful about this list is that it is extremely cheap. Using coffee grounds for planting microgreens is affordable for everyone.


How to use coffee grounds for planting microgreens

Growing microgreens with coffee grounds is actually quite simple.


  • First, you will get your spent coffee grounds and place them on the paper towel. Make sure to dampen the grounds to soak up the moisture.

  • Then you will place the spent coffee grounds on a fresh paper towel and let them dry overnight.

  • The next day you will place the dried coffee grounds in your jelly cup. Grab your spray bottle and lightly spray the top of the grounds.

  • Next, you will want to grab your microgreen seeds with a small measuring spoon. Sprinkle the seeds evenly over the grounds. You will want to grab the spray bottle and spray the seeds lightly.

  • You are going to use another jelly cup to be the humidifier dome. Do a light spray on the second jelly cup and place it over the first one that contains the seeds. Leave in the dark like this for a day or two and then place in the light.

  • After about 7 - 10 days, the microgreens will sprout. You can now cut them and eat them with salads or to decorate your foods.


This process is easy-to-understand and simplified. Using your spent coffee grounds for planting microgreens is a cost-effective way to grow food at home.


Why Is This Important?

Learning how to grow your own food is essential for families and tight-knit communities. We grow, flourish, and bond over food; and when it grows close to home, we are even more connected. Using coffee grounds for growing microgreens is for everyone to try. Microgreens are great to share with the family, to decorate your plates, and to enhance flavor. Take control of your food and start growing today.

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