I've been saving my egg shells on the kitchen window seal. My son looked at me the other day with his: "My mother is totally nuts" look in his eyes and asked: " Mum, eggshells, really? Your saving egg shells now? Really?" I would have tried to explain my reasons to him but.... because in his mind, I'm just his crazy mother and no amount of explaining will help....poor kid.
Egg shells in Your Garden
- Instead of throwing eggs shells away, put them in the bottom of plant pots instead of stones. Egg shells are much lighter than stones and they are a great source of of nutrition.
- Place egg shells in a circle on top of the ground surface around tender plant stems such as peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage to deter slugs and cutworms.
- Place egg shells in the soil near tomatoes. Calcium is very useful to tomatoes because the extra calcium will help prevent blossom end rot.