If you do not have good hands for your plants and you are not the best at taking care of them, you can give them a boost with the help of eggshells.

Benefits of eggshells for plants

Powdered eggshells and water left over after boiling hard-boiled eggs are great for plants.
Here is why:

Eggshells contain a high amount of calcium , which plants love. Let the water with which you boiled the eggs cool, and use it to water your plants. They will thank you – especially your nightshade garden plants (tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, etc.)

Benefits for the land

You will not get a lot of calcium with water like that of egg shells, so do not throw the shells, grind them and add them to the earth, this will make the soil richer in calcium as well.

Also, it can be placed in a circle around a tender plant to deter slugs and worms and use them in place of stones at the bottom of a pot. They are all good ways to reuse what would normally go to waste.

Eliminate pests

For plants exposed to damage from slugs and snails , such as tomatoes and marigolds, eggshells are a good line of defense.  A layer of crushed eggshells surrounding these plants is a barrier to these hungry pests, as their soft bodies will be hurt by the jagged edges of the eggshells.  Best of all, using egg shells to deal with slugs and snails is a natural alternative to chemicals .

Crushed eggshells can be used to block holes in potted plants while providing soil with nutrients when they break down. This trick works for all types of indoor or potted plants, such as spider plants, ferns, and ivy, and is as simple as placing a layer of crushed husks at the bottom of a container.

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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