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Garden money saving tip

woodbine
woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger
We all know that plant food can be expensive, I read a money saving tip last year that actually works.
Save your tea bags then open then up and spread the "tea" round your plants or shrubs.

Simple yet affective and cheap !
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  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Posts: 4,584 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine I am on a garden group called budget Gardens and they said to do thst 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger
    It does work I did it last summer.
    Offering PIP advice to people with epilepsy.
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Posts: 4,584 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes I also tried it it makes the soil good 
  • Cressida
    Cressida Member Posts: 920 Pioneering
    @woodbine. My sister does this but she just chucks the teabag in with the roses, and the banana skins. I am saving all my coffee grounds for the garden. This is a nice thread. I've just been on snail patrol as I found one yesterday on my newly planted delphiniums :(

  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Posts: 4,584 Disability Gamechanger
    Tea bags contain plastic and animals could choke thats why they tell you to empty the tea bag 
  • Cressida
    Cressida Member Posts: 920 Pioneering
    Tea bags contain plastic and animals could choke thats why they tell you to empty the tea bag 
    No animals in their house. 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,222 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 10
    This isn’t to save money but effort. I have mostly all my flowers and small shrubs in pots and I’ve noticed that they need far far less weeding and if they do the weeds come out a lot easier. 

    The only labour involved is in watering more because pots tend to dry out, clay ones anyway. So there’s another tip, use the plastic ones instead which are also frost resistant and don’t break up much.

    Another benefit is if you move house you can take your shrubs and what have you with you.

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