Hi everyone and happy Red Rose Day! If you were planning on sending some roses to that special someone today, you might want to send them some coffee too. A fun part of working at Whole Latte Love is searching the Internet for interesting things to talk about and I happened to find that adding coffee grounds to your compost helps amend the soil for growing roses.
The science behind it is that roses grow best in soil at a pH range between 5.5 and 7. When the grounds decompose in the compost they raise its acidity. By monitoring the pH level of your compost you can add coffee to increase its acidity to make it more suitable for growing roses. Keep in mind that adding too many grounds can make your soil too acidic so be sure to keep track of how much you're adding.
Go green and red! Compost your grounds instead of throwing them away; your roses will thank you! Also, be sure to check out our gift center, we've got gift ideas for any occasion.