We all know the extensive list of the ways in which green tea benefits our health. Green tea is not just great for us though. The leaves in your green tea bag can be a wonderfully healthy addition to the plants in your garden's diets as well.
Green tea is very high in nitrogen, which is vital for your plant's survival, as it is found in abundance in chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is the compound that enables plants to use energy from the sun to produce sugars from water and carbon dioxide (photosynthesis).
Nitrogen is also one of the main elements of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. A lack of protein causes plants to wither up and eventually die.
In addition, green tea leaves contain high amounts of phosphorus and potassium, which are just as essential to all different species of plants.
The usage of green tea leaves in your garden can also aid plants in water retention and deter weeds.
When you add in some green tea leaves to your garden, they not only give your plants a boost of nitrogen, helping them to grow faster, healthier, and stronger, but they become food for earthworms, which work to contribute to the overall quality of the soil.
Green tea leaves act as a natural fertilizer or manure. This can be achieved directly in a few simple ways:
With this, you're probably starting to regret all those past cups of green tea where you threw away those precious tea bags without a second thought. Don't feel bad. We've all done it.
Just remember, now you know you can kill two birds with one stone. Go ahead, drink up that delicious green tea and then let your garden taste some too!
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