Using old coffee grounds? Methods?

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Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:36 am

I use about grams of coffee a day.
Not enough to even mess with.
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Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:29 pm

They won't spoil. If you don't generate any other organic kitchen waste, store them in a container until you have enough to make an impact on your compost. But in reality, every little bit helps just as a single leaf would matter.

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Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:57 pm

I was going to say 15 grams but it didn't show up.
Not really any kitchen waste to speak of.
Critters get it.
Opossums a fox and raccoons.
Cuss me if you want but it keeps them happy. :)
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Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:16 pm

My daily routine is to make two espresso shots with my 9 year old Italian Rancilio espresso maker and with fresh ground whole bean coffee, ideally, Aroma italian roast espresso beans from Santa Fe, NM, steam milk and perhaps a little breve, add the steamed milk/breve to the two shots of espresso, voila, cappuccino! Generates very little coffee grounds, not normally worth walking out ~ two-three tablespoons of grounds to the compost bin, but I do walk out the vast majority of my vegetable scraps to the compost bin.
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Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:48 pm

So, only a half-ounce? Save them until there's enough to warrant a trip to the garden and spread them. No critters are going to eat them so they'll eventually feed your plants. That little bit is just as important as a falling leaf. Every pile starts out with just one.

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Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:18 am

stone wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:03 am
that pile has always been able to take care of itself.
Kind of surprising to read about someone thinking that extra processing was required...
brownrexx wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:45 am

It WILL take care of itself but will break down faster if you turn and fluff it up. My DH has a garden tractor with a bucket and he turns our pile periodically so it's no work for me and it breaks down really fast. I love it. I also like that by him turning the pile coarse things like corn stalks can be buried. Just look at that beautiful compost. That was totally created from veggie scraps, weeds, grass clippings, and chicken coop debris.
Personally, I'd as soon just let the chickens turn my compost...

Geoff Lawton tells a story about a chicken pen on a slope... toss in all the compost at the top... when the chickens scratch it out of the pen at the bottom... it's ready!

At my house... no slope... I just put the chickens in a different pen while scooping out the finished compost from the first pen... And... It is garden ready... spread over the bed and plant!

No tractor required!
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