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Old 12-17-2011, 05:13 AM   #1
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I've heard its good for hop plants...
Has anyone tried it?

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Old 12-17-2011, 10:45 PM   #2
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I drink coffee every day so I had to do something with all those grounds...fair amount of nitrogen in coffee grounds. I collected the grounds, and liberally applied to my rasied hop mounds. The rest I threw on my compost pile. I had an AWESOME harvest this past August.

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Old 12-20-2011, 04:36 AM   #3
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typically plants that produce an acidic fruit like hops do will also like acidic fertalizer like coffee. I dumped grounds on mine all summer

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Old 12-22-2011, 05:12 AM   #4
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I drink coffee every day so I had to do something with all those grounds...fair amount of nitrogen in coffee grounds. I collected the grounds, and liberally applied to my rasied hop mounds. The rest I threw on my compost pile. I had an AWESOME harvest this past August.
Thanks!
I've been saving my coffee grounds and also going to Starbucks and asking them for theirs. Can't wait for spring!!
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:18 AM   #5
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Hoppy's right - don't over do it!
Some varieties - like Sterling- don't like acid soil conditions.
If you have crappy soil conditions though, coffee grounds are a great soil amendment.

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Hoppy's right - don't over do it!
Some varieties - like Sterling- don't like acid soil conditions.
If you have crappy soil conditions though, coffee grounds are a great soil amendment.
I live in central Oregon... Where the soil is.... Ok. I will be mulching the grounds with other organic material (llama manure... Leafs...etc etc) then till up the land and add the compost to the 50 hop plants ill be planting in the spring!!
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I spread my coffee grounds and used hops (after they cool) on my hop garden (California) and the plants seem to do well.

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Another "tip" - Try adding some sugarcane molasses to your fert program. It is a natural biostimulant, chelates minor elements, makes your fert work more efficiently. It works both as a drench or foliar spray. One quarter cup in a 2 gal. sprayer. Be sure to use cane molasses, the sugar beet type has high sulfites which can burn roots if drenched. Don't take my word for it either - GOOGLE it and read some of the research papers on it
We use it in our propagation - it cuts our root out time by 30%.

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Old 01-28-2012, 01:25 AM   #10
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If you make yogurt or cheese the whey can be used as a liquid fertilizer.

Coffee grounds are good as a soil amendment, but you can over do it. Too much nitrogen can lead to lots of leaves and not much "fruit".

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