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For Nourishing Garden Soil, Grab These Two Kitchen Ingredients
Growing your plants in top-notch soil is vital to producing a healthy garden, and you can easily create a nourishing DIY fertilizer by combining black tea and dry oats.
Plants thrive on nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, and these are all found in tea. When plants get these nutrients, their foliage grows thicker and their roots are healthier.
Tea boosts the vibrancy in the color of the flowers as well. Oats share these three key nutrients and also offer calcium, zinc, copper, and magnesium to encourage plant growth.
To start, cut open a dry bag of black tea and add the tea leaves to any type of jar that can withstand boiling water, such as a mason jar. You can also use a mug or bowl.
Then, add 1 tablespoon of unflavored dry oats and mix it up with a spoon. Fill the jar with 2 cups of boiling water, and set aside the mixture for an hour or until fully cooled.
Next, strain the mixture to remove all the solid remnants, and pour the liquid directly from the mason jar into a spray bottle. Spritz your plants with this once every few weeks.