Don’t toss your old tea bags. Expert gardener shares 11 reasons why you should plant them instead

There’s nothing like a good cup of tea. Most of us tea drinkers toss out our tea bags when we’re done with them,

but did you know there are numerous benefits derived from giving your tea bags back to Mother Nature?

Here are 11 reasons you should plant your tea bags instead of throwing them in the garbage.

Add nutrients to your soil

When you bury a tea bag the leaves will decompose and release tannic acid and nutrients into the soil which serve as a natural fertilizer.

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Prevent waste

Why contribute to giant landfill piles when you could bury your tea bag or toss it in your compost bin? Tea bags are made from manila hemp, which his made from abaca leaf stalks, so they will break down and disappear within six months.

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