If you’ve got eggshells and you’ve got a garden, you’ve got a brilliant recycling program waiting to happen. It turns out egg shells impart vital nutrients to soil, particularly calcium and potassium. Fast-growing plants deplete the soil of calcium very quickly, so giving them a source of new calcium helps. Egg shells make a fantastic fertilizer for outdoor flowers, vegetables and fruit trees. All you need to know is the best way to use eggshells in your garden – and that’s simple.
- Boil the eggshells to get rid of any raw egg residue. It can cause harmful bacteria to grow in the soil that wouldn’t be good for your plants.
- Crush the dried egg shells into a fine powder.
- Work the powder from about five eggs down into the soil around each plant.
You can use powdered eggshells alongside other popular organic fertilizer solutions like used coffee grinds, old banana peels, etc.