Tuesday April 16, 2013 | 2 comments
For some time now, you’ve been waiting in anticipation for Part 3 of “Growing herbal tea from seed bombs.” In fact, you may want to refresh your memory concerning Part 1 and Part 2. It’s about time you learn one of the most important aspects of creating a guerrilla tea garden – finding a location. This can be tricky. Not everyone spends their time really checking out the environment around them when they are stuck in street traffic (or riding home from a stressful day at work).
Perhaps you haven’t noticed any prime tea-bombing spots in the areas where you live, work, shop, and play. Some areas that look promising might not be particularly fertile for growing tea. They could be (1) weedy, (2) full of trash and glass, (3) uncomfortably placed near pedestrian traffic, (4) or vulnerable to lawn mowers or construction work. So what do you do? How do you find the perfect place to grow your tea bombs?
The trick is not to be too picky. With guerrilla gardening, there is no way to ensure the health or growth of your plant – it requires a little luck and trial and error. Since it’s not your property, any number of factors may get in the way. Still, it’s worth a try. Guerrilla gardening is increasing in popularity around the world (especially in populated places in need of a little cheer or additional sustenance).
Essentially, you can throw your tea bombs wherever you want. This all depends on the situation, including (1) your need for expediency (you may not want to spend too long in one place), (2) the quantity of seed bombs, and (3) soil availability. If you decide to plant the seeds for aesthetic reasons, you should choose an area that is fairly visible. If you care more about producing and harvesting herbal tea from the flowers that will grow, you may opt for a spot that is hidden from the public eye.