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7 Ways to Reuse Your Eggshells

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by Harry F (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living in Perth. I enjoy gardening and films. I have appeared in several local short films.
Published March 12th 2013
Save your eggshells from the bin
Don't throw your eggshells out. There are many useful ways you can reuse your eggshells in the garden. Here are 7 ways you can put eggshells to good use.

1. If you have a mortar and pestle, then crush up the dried eggshells and sprinke a ring of shelldust around your favourite plants and vegetables .

crush the dried eggshells


This stops snails and slugs as they won't crawl over the sharp edges. Just crush eggshells in a plastic bag, if you don't have a mortar and pestle.

Sprinkle shelldust around your plants


2. Add some crushed eggshells to the bottom of your flowerpots. The plants will absorb the calcium over time. Note you can mix some dried coffee grounds to boost the nutrients.

3. If you have a dog, crushed eggshells are a calcium supplement. Just add a small amount to their pet food.

4. Use as a birdfeed. Bake at 250 degrees until dry (not brown), then crumble and leave out for birds.

5. Use as a seed pot. Just fill half a eggeshell with potting mix and drop a seed in. Save your egg cartons to use as a container to hold your seeds, until they are ready to plant. Then plant the whole shell and seed direct into the garden.

6. An easy way to fertlize house plants is by soaking eggshells in water for three to four days and then using the water on the plants.

7. Now add the crushed eggshells to your compost pile or straight into your worm farm.

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Why? Reuse your eggshells
When: Anytime you've got eggshells lying around
Where: In your garden
Cost: Free
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