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How to overwinter tea plants.

It is entirely possible to grow the tropical tea plant, Camellia Sinensis to survive in southern freezes. It is most commonly grown in zones 7 - 10 but with some plants growing outside of that zone. Our zone in Brookhaven, Mississippi is a Zone 8b. If you don't know what growing zone you are in for North America quickly go here first. Over the years we have learned a lot about successfully growing tea plants in the unpredictable weather conditions of the South. Temperatures here in the winter months can get into the 20's (-6c) and it does occasionally dip even below that. The coldest day on record in Mississippi is -19F (-28C) experienced in 1966. Now, we did not have tea...

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How To Germinate A Tea Seed

  Over the years we have had to master getting our tea seeds to germinate. The below process has worked for us consistently throughout the years and should help you grow new tea plants from seed. Steps to getting your tea seeds to germinate. Plant the seeds in a container, you will need to place them half way in, half way out of the soil. Wet down the soil and cover with something like plastic wrap. The seeds need to be kept in a warm place while they germinate. If you notice the soil drying up, add more water. The goal is to keep them consistently moist but not soggy. Note: Tea seeds do not require light to germinate Can...

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The Boston Tea Party & 250 Year Anniversary Re-enactment

A Night of Rebellion: The Boston Tea Party and Its Upcoming Re-enactment Once a city on the brink. The Boston Tea Party was a pivotal moment in American history, a dramatic act of defiance that ignited the flames of revolution. On December 16, 1773, a group of colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded three British ships docked in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 chests of tea into the water. This act of protest, fueled by years of rising tensions and resentment over British taxation policies, marked a turning point in the American colonies' struggle for independence. Who knew tea could be such a symbol of resistance. The Boston Tea Party was more than just a destruction of tea; it was a...

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