Re: fertilizer value of coffee grounds

As an amateur gardener, I know that most gardeners like coffee grounds in their compost. 
 It has a high nutrient value, but also high acidity.  There is a move in Portland, OR 
to get the large number of coffee shops, espresso stands, etc. to compost their grounds.

toma@crl.com wrote:
> From: Tom Armstrong <toma@crl.com>
> Subject: Re: fertilizer value of coffee grounds
> On Mon, 14 Apr 1997, Carol A. Miles wrote:
> > A grower here has access to coffee grounds from a commercial coffee brewing
> > establishment.  The fresh grounds will be delivered free of charge to the
> > farm. The grower proposes to spead fresh (uncomposted) coffee grounds on
> > his vegetable field, prior to planting, at the rate of 1 sq. yard per 1000
> > sq. ft.
> I hope someone can comment on this. I have access to coffee grounds also.
> I have wondered about their value as an ingredient to compost.
> Tom Armstrong   toma@crl.com  Sequera Ranch s.1892  San Gregorio, CA
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