Garden Recycling – Save the Eggshells

Tip for today for our gardening friends:  Save your eggshells for a nutritional boost in your garden.  Let them dry out in a container and then pulverize them in your blender to use as a calcium source for your tomatoes, peppers and eggplant.  Lack of calcium can cause blossom end rot, the dark rotted bottoms that can occur if your soil is lacking this critical mineral.  When planting, place a sprinkling of the pulverized shell in the hole. Or, simple mix in with the soil surface after planting.

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If your garden is prone to slugs and snails, roughly crush the eggshells and encircle them around your plants as a deadly barrier.  The soft bodies of these pests are sliced as they pass over the jagged edges.

Best of all, this recycles what might otherwise end up in the trash and is a natural alternative to using chemical products!

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3 thoughts on “Garden Recycling – Save the Eggshells

  1. Well Betsy, just think how many eggs you will have to deter those little pests if you start saving your eggs now! I guess I didn’t get the memo that it was supposed to be snowing again TODAY! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  2. I tried to respond to this the other day on my tablet. Didn’t work, so trying again. I have used this egg shell method for a few years around my hostas and it sure works. I also save the shells from hard boiled eggs,and the water.
    Lots of good stuff in there. Usually making salads or tuna salad, so add all the onion, celery,etc.scraps to the cooled water and add to the compost.
    The composters are buried now, so saving up. Our freezer door looks interesting.

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