I am all about recycling and reusing. There is nothing that irritates me more than waste than does not belong in a landfill. Eggshells have a multitude of uses in the garden. You can use them to grow seeds in on your window sill. See how to here. Egg shells are full of calcium. Plants like tomatoes , celery and cabbages need calcium to grow big and strong. If there is a lack of calcium in the soil these plants can experience end rot in tomatoes, black heart in celery and tip burn in cabbages.
To fix these problems sprinkle a tablespoon or two into the soil and mix in well. Water well and watch these plants bloom.
Slugs and Snails pestering you and chomping down on your special plants that have taken you so long to grow. There is nothing more devastating than seeing your plants literally disappear before your eyes because of slugs and snails. I am very against using pesticides and chemicals in my garden due to their health risks to myself as well as my animals. In order to help combat this problem, sprinkle coarse egg shells around the base of the plant in a circle. The coarse egg shells will deter the critters as they will cut their fleshy bodies on the sharp edges of the shells.
How to make egg-shell dust.
- Once you have made your meringue or hollandaise sauce and have eggshells left over here is what you can do with them.
- Rinse the egg shells and let them air dry
- Once the shells are dry put them in a blender and blend into coarse pieces (for snail deterrent) or to a powder (for a calcium additive)
- Use as above