We take pride in doing our part to stay “green” all year round, and we hope you do too! Whether you’re putting up solar panels, recycling paper and plastics or carpooling to work, we applaud you for doing your part to help keep the Earth healthy and clean for everyone to enjoy.
In honor of Earth Day, we want to share a quick, easy project you can do to make the Earth a little bit greener. So don’t throw away those morning coffee grounds, because we’re going to show you how to use them to create a beautiful succulent garden.
Organic Potting Soil
Tea Cups (or any cups of your choice)
Step One: Take a trip to your local nursery or gardening center, and pick up a few succulents.
Step Two: Grab a small bag of sand while you’re there. This will act as a drainage system, so your succulents won’t become saturated with water. This is especially important if your planters (or cups, in this case), don’t have holes at the bottom for drainage.
Step Three: Mix the potting soil and coffee grounds, one part each. The coffee grounds will enrich the soil with phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and copper, so you get to skip the fertilizers and other chemical growers. It’s a greener, healthier option for you and your plants!
Step Four: Fill your cups about 1/4 with sand, then add the succulents and fill the extra space with your soil-coffee mixture.
Make sure each succulent is securely packed in with your soil mixture. To keep these babies alive, we suggest avoiding direct sunlight and using a spray bottle to water once a week.
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