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Topic: Coffee Grounds in Potting Soil (8 msgs / 135 lines)
1) From: Irving N. Riley
Has anyone used coffee grounds as a potting soil or in a potting soil
mixture for indoor plants?  Do any plants thrive in it?
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2) From: Dan Bollinger
Coffee grounds have been used as mulch and compost for as long as people
have been tossing out coffee grounds!  Besides having nutrients plants need
it turns the soil slightly acidic.  Some plants, like blueberries, thrive on
acidic soils.  Dan

3) From: James Gundlach
On Thursday, January 2, 2003, at 07:27 AM, Irving N. Riley wrote:
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    Most of our used grounds go into the compost pile.  However, we do 
sometimes top dress garden plants with fresh grounds and the plants 
seem to thrive on it.  If I were to try making potting soil, I would 
start with no more than ten percent coffee grounds.  Remember that 
nature made most of the coffee bean as a package of food to start a new 
plant so it stands to reason that it would make good plant food.  IMHO 
coffee grounds should not go down the disposal.
Jim Gundlach
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4) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- James Gundlach  wrote:
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Coffee grounds make a great compost ingrediente but should be
composted before mixing into potting soil. They'll heat up and
get moldy like fresh manure or alfalfa. After that it's choice
material, but much better that it composts first. Directly into
the garden no problem. Never tossed down the garbage
disposal(Mike!)
Charlie
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5) From: Michael Vanecek
My coffee grounds go into my indoor redworm bin to get munched up and 
turned into rich black gold that the plants simply go crazy over. Best 
coffee for me, best grounds for the compost-earthworms and best worm-poo 
for the plants...win win win. :)
Cheers,
Mike V.
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6) From: Oaxaca Charlie
 Definately the best answer to that question, Mike. Lots of
coffee growers are using worm bins to compost their pulp and
parchment waste, too.
Charlie
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7) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Oaxaca Charlie" 
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Guilty as charged. Miss Silvia is right by the sink with garbage disposal
and it's just so darned convenient. I've thought of getting a knock box but
counter space is severely limited. I think it might be the last straw for
Debi... At least I've been recycling paper, metal, plastic, glass, used
motor oil etc. since long before they offered curb-side pickup. (at an
additional fee above the usual garbage pickup rate of course.)
MM;-) aka Kona Krazy miKe mcKoffee
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
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8) From: Steven Dover


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