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Tue Nov 1, 2016, 05:40 PM

 

If coffee grounds are good for the garden...are tea bags too?

I drink both...

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Reply If coffee grounds are good for the garden...are tea bags too? (Original post)
LaydeeBug Nov 2016 OP
alfie Nov 2016 #1
LaydeeBug Nov 2016 #2
alfie Nov 2016 #3
Kolesar Dec 2016 #4

Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Tue Nov 1, 2016, 05:42 PM

1. Yes, both are good for the garden eom

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Response to alfie (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 1, 2016, 05:44 PM

2. What if it's like "Cinnamon Stick" or "Lemon Lift"?

 

Does a flavored tea do any damage?

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 1, 2016, 06:00 PM

3. I doubt that either one would hurt

Neither would have enough to harm anything. Both herb and regular black tea are fine in the garden. My compost has mainly coffee grounds and tea bags in it during the winter. Summer it has lots more shells and corn husks, etc. But the tea and coffee can go straight into your beds, just kinda work them in a bit, maybe tuck the bags under some mulch.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 05:28 PM

4. I add coffee grounds to get nitrogen and maybe some potassium

They are used for fertilizer, not just to acidify the soil.
Coffee grounds are two percent nitrogen.
I never heard of tea bags being used for fertilizer.

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