I have made tons of compost by hand. What you are talking about is called
"sheet compost" and it works. Or you do not have to bury it. Just put on top
of the ground the way Nature does it. The forest does very well leaving it on
top of the ground. So will the garden. I no longer make compost; use the
material for mulch. Coffee grounds is acid and if you soil is 7 or higher you
need the grounds. Most coffee shops save the grounds and will give them to
anyone who will get them. If your soil is already acid, you will not put
enought to make a difference. You can not put too much organic matter in the soil.
If you know of anyone who has, I will catch the next plane to see it. You
should not have over 12% of the soil, organic matter. I have never heard of
a person getting anywhere near that.
Remember that is unlimited documentation that you do not need to plow, till,
dig or cultivate a garden. If you do it right, just plant and harvest. If
you have weeds, you are not gardening right.
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