Tools and Stuff forum→Eggshells as a fertilizer!

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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)
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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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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Jun 9, 2018 10:56 AM CST
Mine all go to compost, just like Frank's.
canada 4b (Zone 8a)
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.
Foothills of the Italian Alps
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
I'll take the seeds from Colombia and Mexico, I'll just plant 'em in the hollers down Copperhead Road.
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Mar 2, 2019 2:33 PM CST
Wouldn't slacked lime raise the ph?

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