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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tea Seed planting workshop

Jason McDonald of http://www.greatmsteacompany.com/ ran a how to grow tea workshop at the tealet house after World Tea Expo

We each went home with a cup of soil and 5 seeds.

I left mine with my sister in California to see how they do.

Notes
  • 4.5 -5.5 ph target, unlike most plants (7) so you need aluminum sulfate or elemental sulfur when planting tea plants
  • Moisture control soil to avoid overwet rotted tea seeds
  • Organic seed starting mix will help fertilize the seeds with less risk of washing away from tea seeds
  • Perlite large % when seedings
  • Earthworm castings (poop)
  • Ph meter - Green probes at garden center are worthless
  • Tea doesn't like a lot of salt
  • Pink Osmocote release fertilizer every 6mo

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