Posted: 20/04/2014 at 22:47
I have just read this post on the RHS forum. I feel that I can refer to the member as my friend. The senario is this. Apparently, B&Q have or are marketing a new idea in plant propagation. Namely. On what I would call. A micro grow bag. The basic principal as I understand is. An ordinarry everyday tea bag is used just like a grow bag. Althoughof course, grow bags as such are used as a receptical for already growing flourishing plants, er; tomatoes. To be honest. I am a mazed that this idea hasn't come to the fore sooner. Please bare with me. Back in our infant classrooms. An amazing bit of science took place. A piece of blotting paper, or a wad of cotton wool. Moisten it, then sprinke some mustard and cress seed over it. Keep it moist. Bingo. Soon yhou were rewarded with some mustard and cress to go with that lamb chop etc. So. Yes! this is quite feasable. However, I am wondering about using tea. The bag part is accepted. The tea, though. Tea produces tanic acid. Although for the majority of us. So often our life depends upon that special cuppa. From a medical point of study. Too much tanic acid is not good for us. Actually I was speaking with a friend, just yesterday. He is, I believe a Prof of microbiology at one of London's main hospitals. He related how in past times, his tsudies include zoololgy. Basically many life attributes are much the same regarding human and animal make-up. Likewise, I mentioned my new line of study. Plant pathology. He agreed taht in fact. All three sciences are so closely related. Hence my thoughts regarding tanic acid and the plant kingdom. Mike has a new challenge. Orchid Lady. Your recent post was underlined, scientists and biologist. ????? Friends. It will be good to hear your comments and observations.