ROBIN WALL KIMMERER
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Whether it's seeing the flowers in bloom or the smell of rain-dampened earth, nature has long provided us with solace for healing. During these uncertain times, many of us are turning to our garden as a way to both soothe and sustain. Boosting our wellbeing, the vibrant colors, sounds, and smells we find outdoors stimulate our senses.
Appreciate and honor the Earth who cares for and protects us all. Give Mother Nature a little helping hand this spring with TEALEAVES.
Pamper your plants
It is no secret that tea is filled with antioxidants. Not only are they good for you, but your plants love them, too! Tea leaves contain potassium, phosphorus, nitrogen, and various trace minerals – all of which are particularly delectable for your plants. By using tea leaves as fertilizer, you can give your garden a boost, without the use of harsh chemicals!
Tea leaves are best for plants happiest growing in soils with slightly lower pH levels, such as roses and tomato plants. We often don’t pay plants the same attention as we give to ourselves, but your garden requires the same care and affection. Adding tea leaves to your garden is one way to give back to your plants so they can continue to give for you.
Release the remaining nutrients from your tea leaves into the soil by sprinkling loose leaves around the base of your plants to spur growth. When the plants are watered, the nutrients from the tea will be released into the soil, providing your garden a midsummer lift!
With teabags, ensure to remove the swelled tea leaves from their sachets before feeding your garden.
Share the love with potted plants!
Teabags can still be of use to help your potted plants thrive. Place a few used teabags at the base of your planters, on top of the drainage layer, but under the soil. Not only will this help your plants retain water, but will also quench your plants’ thirst for vitamins and minerals.
Waste not want not. Boost your compost.
No garden? Used loose tea leaves contain the perfect amount of moisture, which is ideal for speeding up the composting process within your compost heap.