Tools and Stuff forum: Eggshells as a fertilizer!

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CactiBlue1
May 20, 2018 4:38 PM CST
Eggs are delicious but also eggshells are very useful in gardens. Did you know that? You can use them as a fertilizer, because they are amazing to beef up soil. It doesn't matter if they are more white or yellow, you can use all of them. There are only 3 kinds of plants that you shouldn't use them with: orchids, ferns and azaleas. If you want to make use of them, you simply need to strew them or bury them. Have you ever used them?
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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skits
May 27, 2018 12:19 PM CST
I spun mine in a blender and added to my tomatoes. They also work as slug deterrent if small enough.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jun 9, 2018 10:52 AM CST
all my egg shells go in the compost heap.

Actually, that amounts to about one or more egg shells per day...
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 9, 2018 10:56 AM CST
Mine all go to compost, just like Frank's.
canada 4b (Zone 8a)
Dirtmechanic
Feb 28, 2019 9:36 PM CST
I used to throw a whole egg in the tomato hole. The proteins and carbs and other mineral are good as well. Now it is just composted manure and fertilizers.

ElPolloDiablo
Mar 1, 2019 2:06 AM CST
You need to add a whole lot of eggshells to the compost heap to keep blossom end rot at bay, whereas slacked lime is about 20c/lb and one application lasts the whole season. Smiling
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Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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skits
Mar 2, 2019 2:33 PM CST
Wouldn't slacked lime raise the ph?

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