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Old Tea Bags Can Help Your Garden

Dan This Land of Ours

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Soil health is real important to maintaining healthy plants. Cathy Isom tells you how old tea bags can help your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Don’t ditch those old tea bags in the trash – save them for your garden.  If the bags are synthetic, just empty the contents, and remove any strings and staples. 

Just about any type of tea can be used to add extra nutrients to your garden, such as nitrogen. Black, white, green, and oolong specifically are great for adding extra acidity to the soil. Acid-loving plants such as corn, carrots, and cucumbers are just a few on that list. 

Along with adding the used tea leaves directly to your containers, add those used teabags into your compost pile. The added nutrients along with the boost in nitrogen will help to promote quicker breakdown of the plant matter in the bin. There’s an added bonus to tossing the teabags into the compost pile. They won’t raise the soil’s acidity level as much as if you were to add them directly to the containers.

I’m Cathy Isom…