Re-use your kcups and plant an herb garden! You can even use the coffee grounds in the soil!

Planting A K Cup Garden!

Spring has finally arrived and the weather is AMAZING! We have April showers, fresh gusts of warm wind and that glorious Spring sunshine! Now that Spring is in the air, it is time to put some plants in the dirt! Whether it be flowers or a little KCup Garden.

Re-use your kcups and plant an herb garden! You can even use the coffee grounds in the soil!
Re-use your kcups and plant an herb garden! You can even use the coffee grounds in the soil!

Planting A KCup Garden

Along with some beautiful flowers, we also decided to do some container planting. Some of our containers are empty k cups! We used them to create our K-Cup Herb Garden!

Used kcups are really the perfect seeding vessel for gardening. The already have a hole at the bottom for draining and they are the perfect size for sprouting a herb garden! All you need is some soil (you can also add some of your used coffee grounds to your soil), a few used kcups and some herb seed packets and you can make your very own K-Cup Herb Garden!

You can also use this as a great fun and educational experience for your kids!

Re-use your kcups and plant an herb garden! You can even use the coffee grounds in the soil!

Also, with Earth Day coming up, planting new seeds and recycling products are a great way to celebrate the Earth!

What would you like to plant and grow this year?


    1. Echo

      It really is a great way to reuse them and they are perfect for little hands!

  1. I’ve been saving up my kcups for just this project! (I am embarrassed by how many I actually have saved….) I can’t wait to plat our seeds. See? Who says k-cups aren’t useful or recyclable? I had the kids scoop out old grounds last weekend so we can mix it with our soil!

    1. Echo

      That is so awesome! Great minds think alike! I love finding new ways to use these k-cups!

  2. Katie

    This is a great idea! I am going to try this, I love to be able to reuse things.

  3. K cup gardening – it’s kind of brilliant! Yesterday, the 3 year old and I transferred some basil sprouts into egg carton cavities (a study in frustration) and the K cups would have worked so much better!

    Thanks for the worksheet, by the way. I’ll have to print that out and put it by the basil!

    1. Echo

      K-cups are so awesome and so easy for little hands to handle! I hope you have fun with the worksheet!

  4. Sue

    Great idea! My little grandson although just a year old loves playing in the garden. I’m sure we will try this in the future. #AnythingGoes#1

    1. Echo

      That’s my goal! Reuse them instead of throwing them all away!

  5. What a great idea & what fun for your kids too. I love using recyclables. I don’t drink much coffee, but I could try this with something else. Love it!

  6. Kori Tomelden

    I love all of your K-Cup ideas! If I ever do a round up of K-Cup posts, may I link to some of yours?

    1. Echo

      Of course you can! Thank you for asking. I am so glad that you like them!

  7. LOVE this! We actually just grew a bean sprout so that we could watch it grow and learn all about how plants grow from seeds but I never even thought of using K cups! They are the perfect size for little hands to work with too 🙂

  8. You and K cups. You are a brilliant combo.
    Isn’t it so nice to be in spring finally? Scarlet planted some clover in a K cup the other day and she checks it obsessively.

  9. Thank you so much for submitting this great post to Anything Goes! Love your blog and hope to see you soon.

  10. Hi there! Visiting from Funtastic Friday. What a great way to reuse k-cups! I’ve going to give it a try once I’ve saved up some. Thanks for sharing!

  11. What a great use of K cups. Loved this post and will be referencing it for when I start my kids garden. Thanks for linking up at Wordless Wednesday over at Oh My Heartsie Girl.

  12. Jen

    I have really been meaning to do something like this with my kiddos this year! It is so much fun watching the little sprouts come up and turn into full plants!

  13. I always feel terrible throwing those used K-cups away, and this is such ha great idea! Im totally going to start saving some of mine to use like this.

  14. Great post!! I’m visiting from TGIF Blog & Instagram Hop & I tweeted your automated tweet.

  15. Yay for Spring! This is such an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday!

  16. Kristina & Millie

    oh what an awesome idea Echo!! I hope you share it with our creative challenge!! I am sure this will inspire so many people! We have more planting to do so let me go grab a cuppa so I can have one more kcup for planting!

  17. Zan

    That is a great idea! I usually just throw away all those little cups! Now I know I could put them to use other than just to make coffee or tea! Thanks for sharing with us at Home Matters Linky. Hope you would join us again.

  18. Very creative use for the k cups and great way to get the garden started. Ours is going well but our cilantro and basil are trying to take over the entire garden! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday linkup. Pinned to our linkup board.

  19. This is a great idea and I love that there are printable worksheets. Definitely going to pin this one. Thanks for sharing!

  20. I should have done this last year! We stopped using k-cups… drinking way too much coffee for the price of those things!

  21. What a great way to reuse k-cups! I always feel like it’s so wasteful to be throwing them away. This will make me feel much better! Plus, I’ve been wanting my own herb garden. Thanks for sharing this idea with Hump Day Happenings.

  22. Great ideas! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. You’re featured this week. I hope you can make it again to this week’s party.

  23. I LOVE this Echo and I love your K-Cup starters. This has Echo written ALL over it! To tell you the truth when I saw the thumbnail in the link-up I immediately knew it was you! LOL

    Great printable! Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  24. This is a great idea for the little ones and a good use of recycled K cups. A few words from this old Master Gardener…bean seeds sprout quickly and kids like that, so try beans for almost-instant gratification. K cups are very shallow, so you also need to watch them for drying out quickly. Good luck, enjoy, and if you love gardening, I hope you will hop over to homegardenjoy. I’m visiting from the #HomeMattersParty

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