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Gardening tips on using coffee grounds in the garden

Author: Cathy Cromell
Issue: November, 2013, Page 137


Q - Can I put coffee grounds directly into my vegetable garden or must they be composted first?

A - You can add the grounds directly to the soil, according to University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Emeritus Olin Miller. “However, you might get more mileage from putting the grounds in compost because the nitrogen in the grounds helps the composting process,” he says. Coffee grounds can be obtained for free from many coffee shops.
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