We sometimes must walk on eggshells but throwing them away is a huge waste. Mulching is a good way to add ingredients to your soil. Coffee grinds, salad snipping’s, other organics and eggshells are wonderful for the garden.
Here are 7 ways to use Eggshells around the ranch.
Deer Repellant Something about the smell of eggshells discourages deer from browsing on your shrubs and trees. Sprinkle the broken shells around your trees that you want to protect. I have also seen folks use panty hose material to make small bags filled with human hair and eggshells to deter deer. They hang these bags deer height on their fences, shrubs and trees.
Bird Food Birds love to eat eggshells. They also eat other harmful insects once they are on site.
Pest Deterrent Snails, slugs, and worms find eggshells uncomfortable to crawl on. Sprinkle them around your zucchini, squash, eggplants, and peppers to discourage them from ruining them.
Healthy Soil Eggshells are full of calcium. They also add aeration to the soil.
Healthy Plants The calcium in eggshells is great for tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and plants prone to rot. Stir the broken eggshells into the soil around these plants.
Balanced Soil If your soil is acidic, add broken eggshells. This will help to neutralize the PH of your soil.
Compost All great gardeners know the value of compost. Eggshells are a great additive to your mulching mix.
Throwing away great compost ingredients and eggshells is just a waste. Many folks but “Garden Soil” to add to their gardens. If you read the label on the Garden Soil bag, it is composed of “organic material”. This is recycled sewage from city sewage treatment plants.
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