5 Ways to Use Eggshells in Your Garden

5 Ways to Use Eggshells in Your Garden

Eggshells have so many benefits when it comes to gardening, so next time you cook some eggs, don’t toss your eggshells in the trash. Instead, crush them up and use them in your garden.

Here are 5 wonderful ways to use eggshells in your garden:

1. Pest-Deterrent

Pest-DeterrentPhoto via The Little Green Homemaker

Sprinkle crushed eggshells around the plants to keep slugs and snails away. The soft foot of slugs/snails don’t enjoy sliding across the sharp edges of the eggshells.

2. Eggshell Seed Starters

Eggshell Seed StartersPhoto via 17 Apart

Eggshells are perfect for starting seeds, because they are biodegradable, so you can transplant them directly into the ground.

3. Add Eggshells to the Compost Pile

Add Eggshells to the Compost PilePhoto via Pixabay

They break down nicely and will give your future soil a boost of necessary calcium that will make your plants grow stronger and healthier.

4. Prevent Blossom End Rot

Prevent Blossom End RotPhoto via Ann’s Green Garden

To prevent blossom end rot in tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, place crushed eggshells in the hole you dig to plant your vegetables or to the bottom of your container before planting.

5. Bird feed

Bird feedPhoto via Pixabay

Put crushed eggshells in wild bird feed to help the birds get the extra calcium they need for their own eggs. Just make sure you boil the eggshells well before adding to bird food to prevent the spread of disease.

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