I’m a gardening genius…my 2p hack that will make your plants thrive and stand in your kitchen cabinet

GARDEN plants can be quite difficult to take care of, especially for the newbie who has yet to figure out what works and what doesn’t.

Luckily, a genius in the field has discovered a simple trick that uses tea to water plants, encouraging “very leafy cultivation.”

Be careful as not every plant will enjoy a cup of tea


Be careful as not every plant will enjoy a cup of teaCredit: Alamy

With thousands of different plant species, each requiring different types of care, it can be overwhelming to keep track of – but that doesn’t mean avid gardeners have to resort to expensive chemical fertilizers.

Speak with to expressAtkins Garden Shop’s Leslie Vincents explained how gardening enthusiasts can use a cheap British favorite to water their plants – both indoors and outdoors.

While many may be skeptical of this hack, Leslie claims that this “bizarre garden trick” actually “works.”

“Tea and tea leaves are just organic matter that is very nutritious.

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“The tea leaves are packed with nitrogen, far more than your usual plant fertilizers, and this encourages very leafy growth.”

The whiz kid also explained how avid gardening fanatics can pull off the unconventional trick.

According to Leslie, the first thing you need to do is brew a pot with two teabags before letting it cool overnight.

“This is absolutely necessary as you don’t want to douse your plants with boiling or even warm water,” she warned.

Research suggests that nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus in tea are minerals that can be beneficial for both houseplants and those growing in the garden.

However, it is important to note that there are other ingredients in tea, such as fluorine and aluminum, that could potentially stunt plant growth.


Trying this trick could also affect soil pH, as the delicious concoction can make the soil more acidic.

If you want to try the trick, gardeners could try these tea watering plants on plants that are happiest in slightly acidic soil.

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These include poinsettias, hydrangeas, spider plants and rubber plants.

If you have plants that prefer alkaline conditions—including lily of the valley, phacelia, lavender, and lilac—it’s best to stick with standard plant feeding.

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Dais Johnston

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