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Alaskan family
#1 Posted : Monday, July 05, 2010 8:47:55 PM
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I've seen suggestions to use coffee and coffee grounds (organic, the decaf is swiss water processed) as a slow release nitrogen fertilizer.  My soil is nitrogen deficient.  I am wondering if anyone knows if I can use the grounds that my husband and I create every day or if that would be too much for some reason.

Alaskan family
#2 Posted : Monday, July 05, 2010 8:47:55 PM
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I'm going to respond to my own question per http://www.gardensalive.com/article.asp?ai=793&bhcd2=1278358995 coffee   grounds are extremely acidic and should only be added to compost, not directly to garden beds.  This link contains more info regarding how to compost.

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