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Gorleston’s Morrisons store is giving away used coffee grounds for gardeners to use as fertiliser

PUBLISHED: 13:10 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 13:10 25 April 2017

Morrisons is handing out ground coffee. Picture: Mikael Buck/Morrisons/PA Wire

Morrisons is handing out ground coffee. Picture: Mikael Buck/Morrisons/PA Wire

The Morrisons store in Gorleston is giving away used coffee grounds from its café to local gardeners to help fertilise their plants.

Gorleston’s gardeners can get the used coffee grounds by visiting the store on Blackwall Reach, and picking up a bag at a dedicated stand within its café.

There will be no limit to the number of bags available to each gardener to take away.

Used coffee grounds are a source of nitrogen which is needed by plants in order to grow. They also encourage the growth of micro-organisms and are thought to attract earth worms.

Daniel Brown, store manager, said: “Used coffee grounds are a great organic resource which gardeners can use in their composter or soil. We sell a lot of cups of coffee in our stores and don’t like to see anything going to waste - so it’s great to see this natural fertiliser going to a good home. We hope that when spring comes Gorleston’s plants will be in full bloom as a result.”

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