Who knew that there’s more to eggs than what’s on the inside? Their shells can be surprisingly helpful to gardeners. If you have a green thumb and are looking for easy ways to improve your garden, take a look at these 5 uses for eggshells. Just make sure you rinse out the shells before using them.
- Add crushed eggshells to the bottom of planting holes. This will help to make sure your plants have a much-needed steady source of calcium. The eggshells will nourish the soil as they break down.
- Make a pot out of an eggshell to start plants from seed. Then you can plant the entire “pot” in your garden.
- Crush up eggshells and apply to the soil’s surface to keep pests like slugs, snails and cutworms away from your garden.
- Add eggshells to your compost pile to add calcium to finished compost.
- Put crushed eggshells near your bird feeder to help birds, especially females, get some extra calcium in their diet.
Check out the full article at 5 Ways to Use Eggshells in Your Garden.