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salix_man
Barberton, OH

July 30, 2011
6:40 PM

Post #8726244

Does anyone know the NPK values of coffee grounds? I added some around my peppers and they grew taller than usual and the fruit was sparser than normal. Similar to what I would expect from excess Nitrogen.
Herman
tea_tree
Brisbane
Australia
(Zone 10a)

July 31, 2011
12:16 AM

Post #8726742

I had this info stored on my pc...Coffee grounds approx. N 2.08 P 0.32 K 0.28... much higher in nitrogen as you suspected, :-)

2gardenkate

2gardenkate
Crofton, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2011
3:26 PM

Post #8734962

I had read somewhere that lettuce is one of the few vegetables that "likes" non-composted coffee grounds. The high N wouldn't be a problem for a leafy crop.
salix_man
Barberton, OH

August 3, 2011
4:37 PM

Post #8735141

Thanks, all. I would probably use it on chard and collards I plan to grow next year if the weather cooperates.
Herman

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