I was just sitting here thinking that coffee grounds are a good source of
nitrogen. At least that is what I have read and believe. So then the
question arises in my mind...how/when/what/why? Or is it where? No, I
Is it a good source of nitrogen before or after the cup?
Is it a good source of nitrogen composted?
Will I get a good supply of nitrogen by throwing it on my garden?
Who says coffee is a good source of nitrogen?
Any ideas out there?
I cant answer any of your questions, but I have used it on my garden. I do
know that if you put it on too thick, it gets moldy. I also know that earth
worms and night crawlers love it (I have kept them alive over the winter in
my frig by adding 1/2 teaspoon to the pint worm container every 3rd day.
I have been told that it lowers your pH of the soil, but I think you would
have to add a lot to accomplish that. In some areas you may not want to
lower the pH.
I would let it dry out and then sprinkle it onto the garden area, or you
could save a lot of it and add it in the spring when you are preparing the
soil for planting.
Let us know.
Well, used coffee grounds have a carbon-to-nitrogen ratio of 20-1, which
makes it a 'green' element in composting.
Nutrient analysis and other info from Starbucks:
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
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