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. Green tea leaves can also 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 because it's 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. These are just as essential to all different species of plants. And to top it all off, green tea leaves in your garden can also help with water retention in plants and deterring weeds.
When you add these leaves to your garden, they not only give your plants a boost of nitrogen, helping them to grow faster, healthier, and more robust, 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:
In addition to helping with your gardening, you can also use Japanese green tea in your bath! Here's how.
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Now 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. But don't worry! 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!
This post was first published in 2018 but it was updated in 2021 just for you.
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