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coffee as a substrate??
    #1950286 - 09/25/03 04:14 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

i know mold loves old coffee grounds... i wonder if you could use it as a nutrient rich compost? like the stuff you throw away from your coffee maker...


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Re: coffee as a substrate?? [Re: Told]
    #1950330 - 09/25/03 05:01 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

one way to find out.....try it,let us know what happens.
mmmmmmm espresso shrooms


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Re: coffee as a substrate?? [Re: Hanky]
    #1950350 - 09/25/03 05:22 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

coffee grounds are to acidic for cubies, but oyster mushies love it.


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Re: coffee as a substrate?? [Re: automan]
    #1950411 - 09/25/03 06:44 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

use a base to stablise the ph and grow cubes,i want to know if they end up coffee flavoured. :smile: :smile:


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Re: coffee as a substrate?? [Re: Hanky]
    #1950635 - 09/25/03 10:50 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Starbucks keeps a huge plastic trash bag full of spent espresso grounds, right underneath the hole in the countertop where they hit with the tamp. Just go in and ask if they have any available to give away. I used to work there so I know.


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Re: coffee as a substrate?? [Re: StrongBad]
    #1950840 - 09/25/03 12:58 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

This experiment has been done before by multiple people. Do a search if you're interested. It didn't work at all. You can grow certain species of mushrooms on coffee grounds, but I hear its a crappy substrate even for those species. Cubensis does not like it one damn bit.


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Re: coffee as a substrate?? [Re: Demiurge]
    #1952081 - 09/25/03 08:24 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

damn oh well


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Re: coffee as a substrate?? [Re: Told]
    #1952194 - 09/25/03 09:00 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

roger rabbit has said that he uses coffe grounds as an additive with coir and verm as a substrate with good results.
i have never tried it.


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Re: coffee as a substrate?? [Re: spock]
    #1952389 - 09/25/03 10:03 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

doesnt the coffe grounds mixed in with casing keep bugs at bay


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