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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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.
Source: general knowledge about amending the soil
By Patty from Sanibel, FL
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
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)