Is there a more calming feeling than drinking a cup of tea? Most of us tea drinkers usually get rid off our tea bags when we are done drinking the tea. yet, did you know that numerous benefits lie if you give the used tea bag to Mother Nature?
Here are 11 reasons why you should never toss your tea bags again!
Add nutrients to your soil
If you bury a tea bag in the soil, the leaves will decompose and release tannic acid and nutrients into the soil, and it will serve as a natural fertilizer.
Why contribute to giant landfill piles when you can just bury your tea bag or toss it in your compost bin? Tea bags are made from manila hemp, which is composed of abaca leaf stalks, therefore, they break down and disappear in a period of six months.
If you toss a tea bag in your garden or just under the soil, it will deter bugs from munching on your beautiful flowers and vegetables. They cannot stand the smell!
Prevent cats from peeing on your plants
Simply sprinkle your tea grounds in your garden in order to prevent your cat from urinating on your indoor or outdoor plants.
You can germinate seeds with a tea bag, plastic tray, and a paper towel, afterwards, just plant it in your garden.
Speed up the decomposition process
If you toss a tea bag in your soil or compost pile, you will will help the other items in your compost bin decompose faster and better.
Worms will eat your tea leaves so the poop they will leave behind will make your soil healthier.
Help plants retain water
It is advisable to bury your tea bags near the root of your plants or flowers, and vegetables to help them retain the water level and grow healthier.
Planting tea bag in your soil will fend off weeds.
Help indoor plants grow
Your houseplants love acidic soil. Open a tea bag and put it into the soil of your houseplants in order to lower the pH level of the soil and provide them with some more nutrients and minerals.
Roses respond particularly well when they get to eat tea leaves. Plant some in the same soil you’re planting the roses in.