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spent leaves of any tea...

Postby heavydoom » Jan 5th, '09, 14:16

i heard that if you mix the leaves up in the earth of your indoor flower plants, that this is good for the plant. true or false?
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Postby JP » Jan 5th, '09, 15:08

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Postby andy825 » Jan 5th, '09, 15:14

All the spent leaves at my shop go into a special bucket for the plants. There are delighted roses all over town thanks to our efforts.
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Postby Victoria » Jan 5th, '09, 15:45

My bonsai didn't particularly like it. But it might have not been long for the world anyway.

My guess is only acidic loving plants? Not all plants?
I dunno.
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Postby wyardley » Jan 5th, '09, 15:46

I've been drying mine and saving them in plastic bags for a while, eventually I'm hoping to make one of those tea pillows.
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Postby disillusioned » Jan 5th, '09, 16:50

Is one type of tea leaf better for plants than another? say green tea versus oolong?
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Postby tenuki » Jan 5th, '09, 16:59

I throw mine on the garden to compost the old fashioned way. :D
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Postby kymidwife » Jan 5th, '09, 17:22

Mine go into my garden beds or into my large pots where I grow herbs. I grew some killer veggies and herbs this past summer, and I think the nutrients in the tea leaves was a significant part of that. Also, if you have anything growing in pots, the layer of tea leaves over the top of the soil not only adds nutrients, but helps reduce moisture loss from evaporation.

And sometimes when I am lazy, I put them in the garbage disposal. :?

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Postby Space Samurai » Jan 5th, '09, 17:26

My ming arelia seemed indifferent to them.
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