Used Tea in the Garden

I know that you can use eggshells and coffee grounds in the ground, can you also use tea leaves?

Hardiness Zone: 5a

By Sally from Crawford, NE

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December 8, 20090 found this helpful

Here's a good link but be sure to read the ThriftyFun archived answers by scrolling down from this post before going to this link :-)

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December 10, 20090 found this helpful

Absolutely, I mix egg shells, crushed, & dried tea leaves on just about anything that blooms. Work it into the soil.

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I knew that used tea leaves could be used to enrich garden soil. It finally occurred to me that I did not have to tear open all the tea bags, but just bury them in the garden as is and they will decompose.


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By Patty from Sanibel, FL


Bury Used Tea Bags In Garden

You don't even need to bury them, just throw them on the surface and they rot down brilliantly. I use them around camellias and other ericacaeous plants. (01/03/2008)

By Myrtle May

Bury Used Tea Bags In Garden

I just toss mine in the compost pile with everything else (make sure there are no metal staples in the bags first). When I have leftover tea that someone hasn't finished, I use it to water my plants. It really seems to perk them up. (01/05/2008)

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