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Hi,ive been told cold tea is very good for house plants is this correct ? if so why ? one more question please my rooting gel is smelling terrible but seems to be working is the smell normal because it smells as if its gone off its called Growing Success organic rooting gel.Thanks in advance.



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

    How old is your rooting gel? It won't last forever.


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,551

    Tea contains water, obviously, and minerals too so is good for plants.

    Don't use rooting gel or powder so can't help with that.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Hi nutcutlet its about 6mnths old,still seems to work. image Thanks obelixx will try it i wonder if they prefer milk and sugar too image.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Putting cold tea on plants is something that my granny used to do-but times change-tea-pots are a dying species,tea-bags came in and cups rather than pots of tea are made- and we buy plant-food-so who has cold tea?

  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    I use a tea pot every day image

    On a side note I worked in an office where the staff used to empty their dregs into a large plant pot so that they could bin the plastic cups, after a year they could not work  out where the smell was coming from and apparently all that milk and sugar had fermentedimage

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    I was going to say avoid the milk and sugar image

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Seriously, tea has some mineral content and is acidic, but that's about it.

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  • Thank you all,i always use rooting gel because i normally work away so cant tend them ,it seems to be more reliable. As far as tea pots go make a little time and enjoy tea (a very good excuse to sit down for 15mins ) so praise the humble TEAPOT.image.Thank you all.

  • And i,ll change rooting gel to image

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