tea for roses?

thnkfl4plntz(7)April 5, 2008

Has anyone ever heard of putting tea on the soil around your roses? I was told about it by a friend who said her grandmother put her spent teabags in her rose soil and it helped alot. do you have to brew the tea first or can you just put loose tea around the rose without brewing it first? Thanks, Joel.

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diane_nj 6b/7a

Either. The tea leaves serve as a soil conditioner. Coffee grounds (brewed or unbrewed) can be used too. Tea adds some nitrogen (NPK is approx. 4-0-0, coffee is 2-0-0).

    Bookmark   April 7, 2008 at 5:09PM
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cajunrosegal(10 south florida)

Now if we want to talk tea....how about ALFALFA TEA....smelly rotten definitely designed to make your neighbors call the salem witches club to drag you out. Now that kind of tea we all know about. The roses love it but you will hate it.

Angela

    Bookmark   April 22, 2008 at 6:33AM
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zeffyrose_pa6b7(6b7)

I think it is a nice healthy fragrance.---LOL

Florence

    Bookmark   April 22, 2008 at 6:02PM
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cajunrosegal(10 south florida)

Florence healthy as in STRONG! Pugh!
Angela

    Bookmark   April 27, 2008 at 10:00PM
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