Use waste tea leaves to create compost

We all are aware of the harmful effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. So there is a high need to shift to organic culture and also encourage others to do so. One thing everyone can do easily is to create their own compost and kitchen waste serve as an excellent raw material for composting. Fruit rinds, vegetable waste and peels, leftovers create nutrient-rich compost. Out of all the waste, used tea leaves creates excellent compost.

So next time whenever you drink tea make sure to save the used tea leaves and create the compost out of it by following the given simple steps:

  • Collect the used tea leaves in a container and if you have used a teabag, just cut it out and empty its content in the container.
  • Wash the used tea leaves once.
  • If you have added ginger, cardamom or clove to the tea, you can keep them along with the tea leaves.
  • Now dump the tea leaves along with other waste in your compost pit.
  • You can also dry the tea leaves after the washing process, by keeping them in direct sunlight for 3-4 days.
  • Add these dried leaves or compost directly to the soil.

Tea leaves are a great source of organic material for gardens and compost piles, and also improves the structure and texture of the soil.