Have you heard this? Eggshells can do wonders for your plants.
How it works is very simple. Plants take calcium from the soil to grow healthy and strong. And the thing is, eggshells contain more than 90 percent calcium carbonate, along with other nutrients that your plants' soil needs.
So if you want to treat your plants, try this. Don't throw away your eggshells from breakfast, but save them for your plants.
Yes, you will be the crazy plant parent that saves eggshells. But your plants will love you for it.
4 Ways to use eggshells to treat your plants
Eggshells decompose in soil, leaving its nutrients for the plant to take in. You can use eggshells to give your plants a calcium boost, in four clever different ways:Eggshells can be used in, or on the soil as an all natural fertilizer.Water your plants with homemade organic Eggshell Tea Water.Place eggshells on the bottom of the plants pot.Use the eggshells as biodegradable seed starters or succulent propagation pots.
How to prepare the eggshells for your plants
Before you start throwing bits of eggshell in with your plant, make sure to thoroughly clean them.
First, rinse your eggshells with hot water.
Lay them out on a paper towel and leave them to dry for one or two days.
Don't want to wait? You can instead boil or oven dry the shells. Sanitize the shelves by boiling them, or by placing them in a 200;°F oven for about 20 minutes.
Word of caution: It takes several months for eggshells to break down in the soil, and to be fully absorbed by a plant's roots. So you don't want to overdo it. Adding eggshells about once or twice per year is plenty.
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