Monday, 12 June 2017


What do you do with your used tea bags?  Throw them away.  Well, if you have a garden and want to save on fertilizers then you can use them instead.
Moist tea leaves added to the compost bin increase the speed with which your pile decomposes.When using tea bags as fertilizer, either in the compost bin or directly around plants, first attempt to identify if the bag itself is compostable — 20 to 30 percent may be composed of polypropylene, which will not decompose. These types of tea bags may be slippery to the touch and have a heat-sealed edge. If this is the case, slit open the bag and discard in the trash (bummer) and reserve the damp tea leaves for composting.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Composting Tea Bags: Can I Put Tea Bags In The Garden?

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