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what to do with old unused coffee grounds that have never been “cooked”?

Zone Tacoma,, WA 98406 | chelj added on October 14, 2019 | Answered

my question: For years I would keep coffee in the freezer as my mother did. WE do not drink it and no longer have any company. The coffee is getting old and unused. What can I do with it? Will it help in the garden in any way? Will it hurt any plants, etc., if I scatter it or dig it into the soil? I do not have a lot but want to get rid of it as it is old? I am NOT talking \"used\" grounds, but original coffee. HELP. Hate to throw it away if it is useable.. Thank you. Chellis Swenson Jensen 10-14-2019

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    GKH_Susan
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    Answered on October 14, 2019

    Yes, you can use them in the garden. Unused coffee grounds actually can add some acidity to the soil, used grounds do not. They become neutral once used.
    This article tells all about it.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/coffee-grounds-gardening.htm

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