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tea for roses?

Posted by thnkfl4plntz 7 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 5, 08 at 22:54

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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RE: tea for roses?

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).

RE: tea for roses?

Now if we want to talk 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.


RE: tea for roses?

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


RE: tea for roses?

Florence healthy as in STRONG! Pugh!

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