How to use coffee in your gardens

I have a local friend who owns a coffee company. Two outputs from the roasting process is chaff and *lots* of burlap bags, which he was more than happy to part with. I’m going to try several experiments with them.

For the chaff, we used it this winter in our compost and sheet mulching for the new blueberry beds. For the burlap bags, we’re using them to line the pathways, and then covering them with free wood chips from local arborists.

After the fact, I found other folks doing similair experiments:

For a family that only drinks yerba mate, this is more coffee than we’ve had around for years!