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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:56 pm 
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How much is too much coffee grounds in compost


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Hmmm...the Cap't will have a good answer, I bet. But I'd think as long as the 'greens & browns' are kept in balance you'll be fine. I put our daily ration in the pile...however much it takes to make 8 cups of coffee.

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Most brewed coffee grounds are at a near perfect pH near 6.5 and and almost perfect to use as a soil amendment and balanced protein/nitrogen fertilizer by itself, without being composted first!

I use lots of used coffee grounds around my trees and hedges, and as a pest control around many of my fall/winter crops.

If I collect a lot of extra coffee grounds, I sprinkle it in my compost mounds, making sure to cover it with dry carbon matter, to conserve nitrogen, and induce internal heating and decompostion.

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I agree with Captain Compost. Use coffee grounds directly as a fertilizer at 10-20 pounds (dry) per 1,000 square feet. Composting them first is sort of a waste of available protein.

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