We’ve come up with a clever solution to a problem we had: K-Cup seed starters! Take those used k-cups and turn them into something useful.
Over the years we’ve become more and more conscious of our environment and the impact we have on it. We cloth diaper, grow our own veggies, compost, and make an overall effort to reduce waste and excess.
Since we’ve upgraded from our Keurig Vue to the Keurig 2.0, the one thing I hate is that I can’t recycle the k-cups I use every day. And since I’m a big coffee drinker, I don’t have any way to reuse the k-cups. Until now! I’ve started getting creative with my k-cups and have come up with a list to reuse them in a useful way.
First up is in the garden. Now our garden has always been my pride and joy. I consider it a work of art that is ever changing. And since we just started up our new garden at the new house, I needed an excuse to show it off.
How pretty are those little starter plants? Well, they started in our k-cups from seed! Truly a green work of art.
That’s right. K-cups are the perfect way to start seeds for the garden. Not only are they plentiful around here, but they have a built in drainage hole that doesn’t need to be added. How cool is that?
Here’s how you use them!
K-Cup Seed Starters
What you’ll need:
- soil (any good vegetable planting soil)
What you do:
1. Remove the foil from the top of the k-cup.
2. Discard the coffee grounds to be used later in the garden or your compost bin.
3. Remove the filter from the k-cup and discard the plastic filter – you can compost the k-cup paper filter if you’d like.
4. Fill with soil about 3/4 of the way up.
5. Add 2-3 seeds and top with more dirt until filled.
6. Water daily and watch sprout!
Once your seedlings are big enough to transfer just pull out gently and move to a bigger pot or straight in your garden bed!
For a full in-depth tutorial, check out our video: