Posted by: cris | March 27, 2015

Recycle egg shells for your plants

Many of us use eggs in our cooking. We fry, poach, scramble, boil,  eggs.       We even use them for baking.  If you have cooked and ate eggs at home, then you have eggshells as garbage.  Please don’t throw them away as you can use them to feed your plants.  Egg shells are rich in calcium and has some potassium. Calcium helps prevent blossom end rot in tomatoes, peppers and eggplants.

At home we have  a net bag where we collect all egg shells.  At the end of a period, which might be a week or a few months, i add them to plants in different ways:

1.   wash the shells and crush a bit and add directly to the soil.

2.  wash, sterilize in the oven for a few minutes, crush or pulverize then add to the soil in your garden.

3.  wash, crush and soak in water for 24 hours and use that water to feed your plants.

4.  add to your compost bin.

5.. Or, do what I did this time. crush, pan roast in high heat (I used charcoal) cool, then add to the soil.


crushed egg shells


pan roasting


finished product


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