ROOIBOS HOR-TEA-CULTURE FOR GARDENING

The healing properties of Rooibos are well documented, but did you know that Rooibos can also have a wonderful effect on your garden!

The medicinal and healing properties of Rooibos are well documented, but did you know that Rooibos can also have a wonderful effect on your garden!

With the emphasis increasingly on finding organic methods of fertilising your soil and ridding your garden of plant-pests, Rooibos is a welcome addition to your gardening arsenal.
Rooibos tea contains heaps of nutrients and trace minerals essential to plant-growth. Sprinkle the used leaves on the soil and gently scratch them in, use cold, left-over Rooibos tea and/or leaves to feed pot plants, mix Rooibos tea leaves into the soil to improve drainage, and of course, you can also add Rooibos tea leaves to your compost pile.
Healthy, fertile soil is alive with a veritable “army” of decomposing organisms like earthworms. Earthworms feed on the Rooibos tea leaves. But snails, detrimental to a healthy garden, don’t like Rooibos, so sprinkle some Rooibos “dust” on the surface of the garden and you’ll see them “run”.

 

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