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Old 12-25-2008, 07:57 PM   #11
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THX! Buddy and Aria, all the best for the New Year.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:41 PM   #12
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Used coffee grounds are generally better straight on the plants, without composting. I've started several rose bushes off in nothing but pure grounds in place of soil. (Though I did add a dash of plant food.)

If you make toddy, you'll know where how I got that much!

Recipe for Toddy

Ingredients
5Lb Coarse Ground Coffee
5Gal of Water (approx)

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5 Gallon Bucket (with lid)
1 Clean Pillowcase (wash it first if its brand new)

Put the 5lbs of coffee in the pillowcase, and tie it off.
Put the pillowcase in the bucket, and fill to near full with water.
Put a lid on the bucket, and put bucket in fridge.
Soak piilowcase in water for 2 days.
Remove pillowcase and use the grounds for whatever.

Toddy is good for about a week if kept refrigerated.

(Great for basically any cold coffee based drink, extremely heavy caffiene... using decaf coffee ground results in toddy with about the same caffiene as regular coffee brewed in a pot, using regular coffee makes toddy with the caffiene content of Jolt cola. I use it for making coffee based ice creams, and as the basis for my own enery drinks.)

Yes, I got tired of buying energy drinks. I now make my own. I make about 5 gallons at a time. (The recipe just makes toddy, not the full recipe for my drinks.)
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:44 PM   #13
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Rinsed out egg shells are good too either directly or in compost pile.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:41 PM   #14
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Coffee grounds are good on some things. Roses,Rhododendron,blueberry bushesand any plant that requires acid. It is NOT good for potatos, or plants that like the more base state
It is good for the compost pile mainly because the compost will bring it back to a base state.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:54 PM   #15
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Coffee grounds are also a good source of nitrogen and in composting help balance the carbon/nitrogen ratio to keep those hungry microbes happy.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:58 PM   #16
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Thanks , everyone for your good advice and ideas.
Warning, warning, Will Robinson! Coffee grounds are not good for your plumbing!
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:01 PM   #17
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Its the acid in the grounds
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:12 PM   #18
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I want some of what NZDoug is drinking.
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:17 AM   #19
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Also in worm bin

I've also noticed that, in a worm-based compost bin, the worms really go for the coffee grounds. Must be not that bad for the health, a good cup of coffee!

Btw, I saw a great design of a worm-based compost bin, it's in the UK, not sure if it's available elsewhere. It's called worm hive.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:51 PM   #20
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I don't have a good location for a compost bin, but when it comes to coffee and loose tea, I do put it right into the soil in my garden. It doesn't seem to hurt anything, and I get compliments on my produce and herbs even 'though I have a realtively small garden.
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