Many ornamental plants prefer acid soil: rhododendron, Gardenia, gorse, violet. Srednekislye soil suitable raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries, potatoes, cabbage. To acidify the soil, populate it with rotted pine needles, or sawdust of coniferous trees and alder as fertilizer.
Needles, sawdust and bark can be used as mulch. Fresh sawdust is pulled from the soil nitrogen. If you decide to use them, add under plants nitrogenous fertilizer, so as not to impoverish the land. As mulch also drink weak tea and coffee. Not only do they retain moisture and fertilize the soil, but also protect the plants from slugs.
Add to water for irrigation oxalic or citric acid (2 tablespoons per bucket of water) and Apple or wine vinegar (100 g per bucket). You can acidify the water with sulfuric acid or a new unused electrolyte for batteries. You need to keep in mind that the concentration of sulfuric acid included in the composition of the electrolyte depends on its density. Colloidal sulfur can also be used as the oxidant.
For household plants in specialized stores sell fertilized soil with the proper mineral composition and the desired pH level. But if you use the common land, which was gained in the country or in the woods, for acidification, you can add a few drops of lemon juice.
Good aqueous extract of the peels of lemon. To use at home, weak tea and coffee are not recommended because they can become food for the Drosophila, or fruit flies.
To determine the acidity of the soil in different ways. The most reliable household pH meter, different models which are sold in specialized stores.
A good indicator of the acidity will be currant or cherry leaves. Pour 3-4 leaf Cup boiling water. When the infusion has cooled, throw a pinch of the earth. If the soil is acidic, the water will turn red if acidic – it will turn blue. Green – the indicator is slightly alkaline or neutral environment.
Advice 2: What is Tealeaf and what is it for
Sleep tea is called the tea leaves remaining after tea. It can be tea leaves or tea bags. A good housewife will never throw away Tealeaf, and he will find dozens of options applications: at home, in rehabilitation, in caring for the skin, in cooking etc.
The most common use of sleep tea – compress on the eye. A damp tea bags or tea leaves wrapped in gauze and put on closed eyelids and lie down and relax for 6-10 minutes. This compress will help relieve swelling and tension, eliminate the redness of the eyeball, the blue and the bags under my eyes. To apply a weak tea can be 4-6 times a day.
Cleansing and rejuvenation of the skin
Tealeaf is a great tool for cleansing, moisturizing, toning and rejuvenating the skin. Welding can be used as a scrub, just treating it on the face, neck and décolleté. And it is possible on the basis of sleep tea to make a mask. For this take 1 tsp of tea leaves (preferably crushed), rye or wheat flour and 1 egg yolk. Mix all into a homogeneous mass and apply on clean face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water, brush a neutral cream to avoid tightening of the skin. With regular use of this mask (2 times a week) the skin becomes visibly smoother, trim, and fine lines smoothed.
When you use the welding for the face to be adhered to one condition – the tea must not contain flavorings and other additives, because most often they are of chemical origin. This can cause irritation.
These baths help to get rid of excessive sweating of the feet and promote healing of cracks on the heels and between the fingers. Pour weak tea in a bowl, add arbitrarily of sea salt and baking soda. Pour hot water, stir, and lower in the pelvis the legs. Keep until the water cools, then Pat feet dry and apply foot cream. Make these trays a day, you'll soon notice that your feet become less sweating, and the cracks healed.
Damp weak tea sprinkle in the carpet or carpet and leave for 10-15 minutes. Periodically sprinkle it with a spray bottle of water, not allowing the leaves to dry. Then with a broom or brush sweep up the leaves from the carpet. Weak tea absorbs the dust and is easily removed from the surface. In the same way you can clean and furniture and toys and even natural and artificial fur.
Fertilizing for plants
The tea leaves remaining after tea is a great fertilizer for houseplants and vegetable crops. You can add Tealeaf as drainage at the bottom of the pot when planting flowers, or to enter into the composition of the soil as a mild fertilizer (Peregrina, tea leaves give the plants extra food). You can also boil hot water tea bags or loose tea, allow to cool and the resulting weak tincture to water the flowers. Especially such watering like roses (and a). The fact that tea leaves contain tannic acid, essential for healthy growth Queens of flowers. However, all types of ferns significantly change after watering, weak tea brewing, they become bole strong, lush and the color of the leaves is more vivid.
Experienced gardeners say that strawberries, pumpkins, squash and tomatoes grow 2-3 times bigger, if the spring in the soil to make Tealeaf. It is clear that to save money it will have all winter. However, in this case ovchinka worth the candle.
Never add damp weak tea in pots with potted flowers with a thick layer of mold may form. The ground's gone sour, the plant may die. Better a small quantity of the dried welding just shallow was added dropwise.
Removing fish smell
With the help of dried sleep tea can get rid of unpleasant fish smell left after cooking fish dishes. Clean the fish, remove the entrails, cut into pieces. Used welding blow-dry and mix it with the peas of black pepper. With this mixture RUB the fish pieces, place them in a container with a lid or a pot and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. After this time, baste the fish with vegetable oil and sprinkle chopped onions. Let stand for another 15-20 minutes. then remove the fish with all the crumbs and start her cooking – fry, boil, simmer or bake. Persistent unpleasant odor will not.