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AmandaLouise

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teabags
« on: April 04, 2012, 12:45 »
I empty teabags and put in the compost.  I heard on here they are good on roses, but they dont mulch down very well.  does anyone else have much use for teabags?  We have so much tea in our house its crazy.

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Re: teabags
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 13:03 »

When you say you 'empty teabags' do you cut open the teabags and just use the tea?   The reason I ask is I tried that but the teabag bag just wouldn't rot away.     

You could go over to using loose leaf tea?        Cheers,    Tony.
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Re: teabags
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 13:15 »
I empty teabags and put in the compost.  I heard on here they are good on roses, but they dont mulch down very well.  does anyone else have much use for teabags?  We have so much tea in our house its crazy.

I put mine in compost, if mixed well with paper and veg they do rot down.
But I also us place them whole and pour loose tea around my plot, it keeps my cats off the plot from doing their business. Cats dont like the smell of tea.

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 13:21 »
what a brill idea !! next door have 5 cats and all use my small area as there toilet nice one ,something else i,ve learned :lol:
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Re: teabags
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 13:24 »
If that's the case, why haven't our 5 cats left home?
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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Re: teabags
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 14:34 »
If that's the case, why haven't our 5 cats left home?

cos you drink coffee ???

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 14:55 »
I always throw my teabags into the compost, or sometimes around the rose bushes. I have yet to find a recognizeable tea bag from either. We're talking tea leaves, not granules, so I'm amazed anyone can spot them once they're spread on the soil.

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Re: teabags
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 15:11 »
can i start just throwing them in some of my empty containers ready for when i add potting compost and then plant my seedlings in ? containers are 12" and 24" should be ok mixed together with the compost dont you think,some for flowers and some for veg.

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Re: teabags
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 20:35 »
I put mine in the tayty beds. I reckon t-bags have tannic acid, and taytys like acid.

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Re: teabags
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 06:18 »
Good for blueberries, and also azaleas and rhododendrons...

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Re: teabags
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 08:56 »
Good for blueberries, and also azaleas and rhododendrons...

i noticed this morning that i think i have a baby rhododendron growing amoungs the shrubs (comunial garden area ) the housing association that put me in here after my stroke employ gardener,s that just come and cut grass and prune roses,,which is why i decided to grow some bedding plants to fill all the spaces and give us some colour this year
cheers jay 8)

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Re: teabags
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2012, 09:48 »
Sounds like they are good for everything, acid loving plants, potatoes, roses!

I dont use loose leaves, just standard teabags, and rip them open, and save the tea leaves.  I queried them because on roses, I have put them round the surface and they dont seem to sink in for ages.

Glad I mentioned as you found out so many other benefits!!

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Re: teabags
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2012, 23:11 »
Slight deviation, but Jay, have you tried coffee grounds?  Solved my unwelcome cat problem

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Re: teabags
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2012, 01:52 »
Slight deviation, but Jay, have you tried coffee grounds?  Solved my unwelcome cat problem


no good coffee is soooooooooooh expensive   :D

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Re: teabags
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 07:42 »
coffee grounds are good to deter slugs, not sure about cats, have heard that cats do like the smell of coffee




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