There is nothing better than enjoying a cup of tea in the morning to start a new day more vivid, right? However, you will be even more amazed about the teabag that you are using. Your tea bags are not only for drinking but also so useful in the garden. That is the reason why in this post, we want to share 7 best uses of tea bags for your garden. Are you ready to learn about them with us?
Composting, repel pests, plant food, improve soil structure, and increase the drainage, lower your soil pH… these are unexpected effects of tea bags that not everyone knows. With these uses, they can be helpful for your gardening a lot without spending your money to buy compost or pesticides. In addition, teabags are so safe and eco-friendly for your garden as well as for the environment. Instead of tossing them, let’s save them and use it for your garden right now!
Teabags are great to add to compost because they add nitrogen to the compost and also attract good bacterias.
#2 Repel Pests
Teabags are a great organic way to deter pests and fungal diseases and also provide plants some nutritions in doing so. Simply brew a weak tea with old bags and use it to water your plants and also sprinkle on leaves.
#3 Plant Food
Tea leaves will nourish your plants every time you water by increasing nitrogen levels, improving soil structure, and giving earthworms, it will bring something delicious for your plants to eat. Just tear open some tea bags and disperse the contents around the plants.
#4 Feed your Acid-Loving Houseplants
Ferns and many other indoor plants prefer acidic soil. Fertilize your acid-loving houseplants with used tea bags. Simply open up the tea bags and work used tea leaves into the soil in their pots. It will slightly lower the pH level and also provide your plants with some nutrition and minerals.
#5 Speed up Composting
Teabags will speed up the composting process as tea leaves contain nitrogen and also make your compost acid-rich slightly. Brew a strong tea with used tea bags and after it had cooled down, pour the liquid and tea bags over your compost heap.
#6 Natural Fertilizer for Potted Plants
Brewed tea leaves make a fabulous liquid fertilizer as they contain high levels of minerals, carbohydrates, and other nutrients that help plants to grow. Just brew a weak tea with used tea bags and substitute water with it.
#7 Give Roses a Boost
Roses are one of the most flowers that love tea leaves a lot. Just slit open the used tea bags and sprinkle tea leaves around your roses to give them a boost.