Category: Gardening tips.
| Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:14 pm
Never throw away used tea bags. They can be used to make a terrific iron-rich feed for your plants - especially acid loving ones.
Keep a jug of water on the kitchen worktop and drop your spent tea bags into it. At the end of each week pour the liquid directly around your plants. Remember to put the bags themselves on to the compost heap where they'll rot down nicely. You can use the 'tea water' for your house plants too.
Alternatively you could tear the tea bags open and simply mulch the tea from them into the soil around your plants.
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