What effect does coffee grounds have on compost?

What effect does coffee grounds have on compost?

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  1. Coffee grounds count as a strong Green in your compost. They need to be balanced with a strong Brown, like paper coffee filters, dead leaves, straw, newspapers, or the like.
    There is nothing particularly magical about putting coffee grounds in your compost, except that they are plentiful, already chopped up, and free. You can get them by the five-gallon pail from your local coffee-shop if you arrange for the staff to not throw them out before you get there.
    Some people worry that coffee grounds will somehow make the compost acidic, but that doesn’t happen. Most of the acid is removed when you drink the coffee, and the composting process takes care of the rest (if any).

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  2. If you rinse your used coffee grounds, they will have a near neutral pH of 6.5 and will not affect the acid levels of the soil. To use coffee grounds as fertilizer, work the coffee grounds into the soil around your plants. Leftover diluted coffee works well like this too. So it may use as a good fertlizer in soil .

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  3. Coffee grounds when used as an soil amendment will provide the soil with nitrogen, potassium, magnesium, copper and phosphate. The nitrogen will be last and will take place as the grounds decompose. My compost bin is 8 feet long by 4 feet wide and is around 44 inches tall so I can take lots of coffee grounds. Another added benefit is worms love coffee grounds! They will make their winter home at the base of your compost bin and will gorge themselves on the grounds. The worm castings will add valued nutrients to your compost.

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  4. * Coffee grounds are slightly acidic and will help to lower pH. In areas where there is lots of lime (Calcium carbonate) in the soil this will help most plants to grow better.
    * Coffee grounds help in bringing a good structure to the compost and are pure organic material, in particular if you use coffee that is grown organically.
    * Coffee grounds rot and mold really …

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