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I have a half baked though. please help me hash it out.

If i put coffee grounds into a fertilizer spreader, will it spread them or just clog up where fertilizer comes from? i was thinking about doing this in a an open field. I dont have one to test the idea with... yet.
 
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If the grounds are dried and not clumpy you should be fine. If they are wet, I doubt it would work.
 
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I've used spent coffee grounds extensively. Yes, wet used grounds will clog. If you spread it out on a tarp for a few hours in the sun it will evaporate off enough moisture to use in the method you present.

However, I have applied used coffee grounds as a surface mulch and quite frankly it sucks. Even a small covering will dry into a thin crust that then repels water. If you hit it with enough water over a long enough period it will eventually loosen up, but then it explodes with mold, dries back into a crust and you're at square one all over again.

You can avoid this pain by applying the grounds to the soil, and then incorporating it into the soil with a shuffle hoe or similar implement. Even a hard tine rake will do it. It's extra work but it will save you a gallon of tears later on.
 
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Coffee grounds and fall leaves make great compost. You don't have to worry as much about clumping, wetness, or making a barrier if you are using it that way. Then you spread the compost.
 
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