Photo by Melody
Are you ready? It's time for our 14th annual photo contest! Enter your best pictures of the year, for a chance to win a calendar and annual subscription here. Hurry! Deadline for entries is October 21.

Organic Gardening: Coffee grounds

Communities > Forums > Organic Gardening
bookmark
Forum: Organic GardeningReplies: 3, Views: 124
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
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

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Organic Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Miracle Gro darius 70 May 14, 2013 6:35 AM
Not Gardening, but Organic information darius 14 Feb 20, 2008 9:10 PM
pumpkins & borers roseofkaren 25 Feb 24, 2008 8:39 PM
Brewer's grain vs. Alfalfa meal/pellets for amendments? tabasco 9 Nov 3, 2008 6:36 PM
Raised beds & soil-borne disease sfk 9 Apr 6, 2008 4:37 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America