· PAMPER YOUR POTS ·
Bring the outdoors in by sharing those same luscious leaves with your acidity-loving potted plants as well. Place the leaves at the base of your planters, on the top of the drainage layer, but under the soil. This will help your plants to retain one of its most important items for flourishing – water. Plants and people are not so different after all.
High quality tea leaves are long, unbroken leaves that unfurl into vast oceans of leafy goodness. As these leaves unfurl once steeped, they can help to produce what is known as a ‘loamy’ style of soil – more air pockets within the soil. Loamy soil offers great growing conditions for plants by slowing down the rate of water draining through the soil. Slower rate of water flow means that precious nutrients are preserved rather than being washed away and leaving the soil deplete of nutrients.
Tea bags, whether biodegradable or not, can still be of use to your potted acidity-loving house plants.
· WASTE NOT, WANT NOT ·
Fear not! Tea bags, whether biodegradable or not, can still be of use to your potted acidity-loving house plants. Place a few used tea bags at the base of your planters, on top of the drainage layer but under the soil. This will not only help your plants retain water but will also quench your plants’ thirst for the yummy vitamins and minerals.
May you and your roses find peace in a teacup.