Tip for really whopping herbs

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Tip for really whopping herbs

Post: # 78040Post mrsflibble
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:50 pm

house herbs: don't water the plants with water, use cold tea. I started my latest basil and my baytree on this two weeks ago and they are both HUGE!!!

I don't dare use it on the aloes. :shock: :roll: :lol:
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
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Post: # 78187Post Diana
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:15 pm

Thanks for that tip - I'll give it a go, but like you, will steer clear of the Aloes :lol:

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Post: # 78201Post mrsflibble
Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:52 pm

are yours breeding like bunnies too?! no matter what I do I just can't stop the shoots!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 78209Post Diana
Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:39 pm

Yep - I'm thinking of starting an Aloe sanctuary :wink:

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Post: # 78268Post wulf
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:23 am

Interesting. Does anyone have any ideas why?

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Post: # 78301Post mrsflibble
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:29 pm

why aloes grow well or why tea works? tea is a plant so it's kind of like liquid compost...
and aloes are a weed I reckon lol!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:10 am

I was thinking of why tea works.

I've used weak chamomile tea instead of water for chitting seeds before as I read somewhere that it inhibited fungal growth. I didn't do it scientifically (water-based control for reference) but it certainly didn't cause any problems.

I wonder if any kind of tea works? My wife has recently been drinking jasmine tea, brewed from leaves. We compost the leaves but there is often tea left in the pot, which is too overbrewed to be drinkable. Maybe I should start setting it aside to water one of my plants?

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Post: # 78483Post Biscombe
Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:58 am

The water that you've boiled your eggs in works too

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Post: # 78907Post kimmysmum
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:55 pm

Note to self save tea pot tea for herbs.
Boiled egg water as well.
Thanks for these tips I will put them into practice today :cheers:
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Post: # 78912Post hamster
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:34 pm

My coriander is now standing upright again instead of drooping! Genius!

Do you think it's the caffeine? :wink:
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Post: # 79194Post mrsflibble
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:17 pm

can't be, I only drink decaff tea 'cos of the links between caffeine and depression!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 79199Post QuakerBear
Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:49 pm

I think I may have missed that debate, what are the links between caffine and depression?

Thanks for the tip with the tea though.
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