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.
> From: Tom Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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.
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