It all started a couple of weeks ago with an article on NOLA.com about Zoo Doo Gold from the Audubon Zoo. "Created to be a mulch for top dressing existing garden beds or as a planting medium for new beds, ZooDoo Gold is made of tree chippings, plant trimmings, shredded cardboard boxes, Starbucks coffee grinds (with the appropriate acidic base), shredded Audubon office paper, grass clippings, and "contributions" from Audubon's ostrich, zebra and elephants." it read. Well, just from the cool factor alone, I had to have some. A friend was traveling that way to get some for himself and offered to grab me a couple of bags as well. Even better, he was a member of the society and got a discount, which he passed along to me, too.
So, today I found my cabbage seedlings over at Chastant Bros. I got a six pack of Dutch Flat, and another six pack of Rio Verde. Down they went this evening, with a nice top and side dressing of Zoo Doo Gold. I wonder if they'll taste different, like an elephant that's been drinking coffee, lol.