Eggshells can be really helpful, and there are very good reasons not to throw them away. By saving eggshells for later use, you may be helping your garden or vegetable garden and perhaps you were unaware. It is no small coincidence that eggshells are used by enthusiastic gardeners everywhere.

Why you shouldn’t throw away the eggshells

Here are 9 reasons why you should give egg waste a try. With the following tips, your garden will flourish in no time. An added bonus is that none of the tips are complicated to put into practice.

Take a look at the list below and remember to share with your friends afterwards so that they too can use their eggshells, they will surely appreciate it.

1. Nutrients for the soil

Eggshells break down quickly and can provide many nutrients to the soil. Among other things, the peels contain valuable calcium and other minerals. If you have enough eggshells, you can really enrich your soil.

2. Greater drainage capacity

Digging holes and placing eggshells under plants can help increase the drainage capacity and air circulation of the soil. This, in turn, helps the plants stay healthy. Just remember that you will have to replace the eggshells as they degrade.

3. Beneficial for tomatoes and other foods

Tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers can be deficient in calcium during growth, causing them to rot. One tip to avoid this is to bury eggshells in the ground . As indicated above, the calcium they contain can be absorbed by the soil and then used by plants.

4. Keep snails and worms at bay

A classic garden trick is to scatter broken eggshells around plants, flowers, and crops. Shells are good for keeping snails and worms away, and all without touching pesticides.

5. Keep deer away

Okay, not all of you need to worry about deer getting in between your plants, but for those that do (people who live in more rural areas), deer apparently hate the smell of eggshells.

6. Seed growth

If you are thinking of planting seeds, eggshells can be perfect as biodegradable pots . Rinse the husks, place them in a cardboard box next to the windowsill, and fix the soil and sprouts. In this way, the plants also get extra calcium (as already mentioned). When the sprouts get too big, just place the husks on the ground. Of course, it is a good idea to poke a hole in the eggshell for the roots to spread out.

7. Bird food

Small birds love crushed eggshells because they contain a lot of calcium. When birds come to your garden they offer even more benefits, including their own pest control methods.

8. Balance del pH

The pH balance of the soil can affect the color of certain flowers. Take, for example, hydrangea, which can turn pink or blue depending on the acid / alkaline balance in the soil. If your soil is too acidic, using eggshells to balance the pH can be a neat trick.

9. Compound

Eggshells can be a great addition to compost. Remember to crush them first to ensure you get the best results.

With these few tips, you can reduce waste and help your garden at the same time, and it’s a breeze to do.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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