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Go Green with used coffee bags

Posted by avgusta 7b (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 24, 13 at 19:57

I just want to share how I give another life to the coffee bags. I just hate to trush really good things and spend money when I don't have to.
At first I rinse these bags from rest of coffee grounds, then fold them nicely how they been folded at the begining of their life, then let them dry.

After that , I place them on the coffee table by 5 pieces and assemble them together with scotch and duck tape on both sides.


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then I assemble those 5bags sections into 20 or more bags section. And now It is ready for anything that gardeners so desperatly need sometimes.


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At first, I use it for mulching paths between potato rows. it works great. Nothing is grow through them. Then I left them to block the growing grass on my vegetable garden area after the harvest.
Then I use them to separate the new flower bed from lawn ferocious bermuda grass. I take out sod to other place, then dig out dirt about 18" deep on the edge of the flowerbed. Then stack my taped 40+coffee bags vertically in this trench and my free 24"deep divider in use now. I just ammend and shovel inside part of the flowerbed as deep as needed. Later, I cover this shiny wall what left above ground with rocks which are also free and countless on my property.

Do you have other ideas how to use them?


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Another "road" is ready for new adventure:)


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love that round bed with a rock retaining wall!

Rocks are just beautiful, but you need something to keep seeds from sprouting in the gaps, & yet you don't want that plastic 'fabric' that rots into small brittle pieces.


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Thank you!
I hope it won't rot in brittle pieces. They said that plastic will not rot forever :))) (should I count on experts' propaganda?), especially if enforced with aluminum foil and hidden from sun light (UV) under rocks.
Those "roads" for mulching may rot , cause they are under sun constantly, we will see, only time will say how hard is it.

I keep rain water in plastic milk containers under sun year around; they survive about 2 years, and then break up.


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This is another using as a shade umbrella for a tire.

This post was edited by avgusta on Sat, Dec 7, 13 at 5:50


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I think the trick to plastic in the garden is to replace it when it first starts to look 'old', & the plastic coffee bags are solid rather than webbed or woven, so there aren't any gaps in which seeds can settle & sprout.

If you tried to replace landscape fabric, you'd have to uproot all your plants, & you'd still have raggedy fabric bits clinging everywhere.


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another flower bed...


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close-up


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Where do you get all these coffee bags?


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'Where do you get all these coffee bags?'

Starbucks -Grounds for your Garden.


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