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Tea bags as fertiliser???


 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:10 am    Post subject: Tea bags as fertiliser??? Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me if used Tea bags are usable as fertiliser, either in Potted Plants, or indeed in an area Im planting early potatoes in. Someone suggested this. It would be another way of reducing waste.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've always thrown ours into the compost heap.....
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Compost heap for us too.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find that the bags (Lyons) don't rot down, so I break them before adding to compost. The tea leaves are acidic, so if they don't go in the compost, I use them to mulch the blueberry bush.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how beneficial is doing this?
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