Do you have a green thumb and do you like to spend your afternoons working in the garden? Then this is the perfect tip for you. We usually throw out our used tea bags immediately after making tea. That’s a huge waste, though, because there are a couple of reasons why a used tea bag can make a big difference for your garden!
A used tea bag can work real miracles in your garden.
Growing a bunch of different seedlings can be quite a challenge. The reason for this is that most seedlings never even germinate, despite all the love and care you put into them. Luckily, we’ve found a very easy way for you to turn your garden into a true paradise for plants. All you need to do is bury a used tea bag in the earth.
By adding a tea bag to the earth in your garden, you provide it with extra nutrition. Tea leaves contain tannin and nutrients that serve as a natural fertiliser for the earth. The bag itself is made out of fibers from the stalk of the abaca plant, which is a type of banana plant. The tea will easily dissolve in the earth and provides a healthy environment for flowers and plants to grow.
The tea bags also keep vermin at a distance. Used tea bags as well as coffee grounds help to keep vermin away from your flowers and plants. The smell chases away any creatures that would like to take a bite out of your precious plants.
Speeds up disintegration
It’s also a very smart idea to add a used tea bag to your compost heap. The acids within the tea will speed up the process of disintegration of the compost. This means you’ll be able to use the compost for your garden much sooner than you would otherwise. This’ll make both you and your garden very happy!