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Topic: OT: Composting Whole Beans (3 msgs / 59 lines)
1) From: Jason Brooks
It's been a while since asking anything.  We're staying busy here between
work, a mini-farm and growing children.  We do a lot of composting for
gardening and I had a question.  I had an issue with my primary roaster, a
WBP, and ended up trying a wok roast over a gas flame.  Ended up with some
seriously tipped beans, and several scorched.  Have about half a pint worth
that I'm planning on composting.
So, for all you gardeners who homeroast, would you grind first, or dump em
in the pile whole?
Thanks,
Jason
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2) From: Kirk Janowiak
Grind it. Surface area means everything in composting. Smaller pieces get
handled by the micro-critters better. Coarse ground is OK.
Kirk
On Thursday, May 16, 2013, Jason Brooks wrote:
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3) From: Edward Bourgeois
Well I'd say a gardening/coffee geek would grind them as their density
would be the slowest to break down. And you want your compost to end up
alive and healthy with beneficial micro-organisms. Or you could try
sprinkling a few whole around some plants. Recently saw that Tom used some
moo goo muck greens as landscaping mulch
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