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Free Fertilizer With Leftover Tea

Want to enjoy that cup of tea and get free fertilizer in return? Then don't throw away that leftover cup or teapot of tea (the one without sugar and cream) as they make excellent fertilizer for your greens.


Just let the leftover tea cool down, then pour some over your greens and your plants will grow beautifully. I got this tip from my ex-boss when after the meeting was over, he pour the tea over the plants. I was shocked and he said they are good for them and sure enough all our office plants looked incredibly healthy and gorgeous!

To be even more frugal, you can also pour additional hot water on the used tea bags (who says they can only be used once!), but of course, you use less water the 2nd time round to enjoy that cup of tea or just to create some more fertilizer .

By Chen Jean Nee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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May 11, 20060 found this helpful

I have not tried this, but my mom used to save used tea bags, open them up and put the tea grounds around her azaleas. She had heard somewhere that it made them bloom better. She did have beautiful azalea blooms, so the tea must have helped.

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May 11, 20060 found this helpful

Good tip. I will start doing just that.

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