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Eggshells for Your Garden

If you are like me you go through multiple cartons of eggs each week. Don’t throw those eggshells away!

Eggshells are one of the best source of calcium for your garden’s soil. Many people who own chickens use eggshells as a daily supplement in their chickens’ meals.


Just like us, humans, plants need calcium. Calcium is very good for your garden’s soil because it promotes cellular growth in your plants and it allows plants take in other nutrients it needs.

It is important to add calcium to your soil every once in a while. A good source of calcium other than eggshells is limestone and oyster shells.

How To Make Eggshell Fertilizer

For easiest application let your eggshells dry completely for a couple of days.

Then, simply pop them into a food processor and let them process until they have a sandy/powdery consistency.

You can also do this by hand by grinding them in your hand as fine as you can. Add ¼ to ½ a cup around your plants and watch them thrive! What a perfect, inexpensive fertilizer! This method also works for indoor plants.

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