12 Amazing Ways You Can Use Eggshells in Your Garden

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12 Amazing Ways You Can Use Eggshells in Your Garden
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Here comes another of those things that usually makes way to the trash but can be used in some really amazing ways. We are talking about the eggshells that look useless to us but hold a treasure of properties within. 

Check out these amazing uses of eggshells for your garden and you will never throw them away again. 

It is advised to test your soil before introducing it to egg shells.

It is advised to test your soil before introducing it to egg shells.

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Eggshells can be broken into small pieces and used in some of the ways mentioned below.

Eggshells can be broken into small pieces and used in some of the ways mentioned below.
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A few uses require them to be crushed in a fine powder form.

A few uses require them to be crushed in a fine powder form.
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Composting.

Composting.
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Finely crumble the shells and add them to your compost bin. This will not only add minerals to the soil but also neutralize the pH level of the compost.

Pest repellent.

Pest repellent.
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Coarsely crumbled eggshells have sharp edges that deter soft-bodied pests like slugs and snails from venturing into the plants. Simply encircle the plants prone to pests with crushed shells for a pest-free garden.

See your tomatoes and eggplants flourish.

See your tomatoes and eggplants flourish.
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Spread a handful of coarsely crumbled shells at the bottom of the pot before planting tomatoes or eggplants. This will not only provide calcium and minerals to the plants for a healthy growth but will also make them resistant to diseases, especially against the blossom end rot.

Add to your garden's aesthetic value.

Add to your garden's aesthetic value.
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Well, this one's a surprise, isn't it? All you need to do is sprinkle some crushed brown and white eggshells on the pots and enhance the beauty of your garden. These shells actually resemble pebbles from a distance.

Your chives will thank you!

Your chives will thank you!
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Crush some shells and spread them around the roots to let them decompose eventually. After decomposing, they will serve as an excellent source of calcium for your calcium-craving chives.  

Keep deer at bay.

Keep deer at bay.
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Deer are averse to the smell of egg shells and won't munch on your plants again if you spread crushed shells around the plants.

Make your soil mineral rich.

Make your soil mineral rich.
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Eggshells are not just rich in calcium but have a good amount of magnesium and minerals too. Adding them to the soil will enhance its mineral content and ensure a healthy growth of plants.

Deter cats.

Deter cats.
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If you find cats frequenting your garden to litter, all you need to do is spread some crushed egg shells around the area they usually trod and after stepping on them for a few times, they will understand the danger of sharp shells and won't return.

Mulching.

Mulching.
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Eggshells are an inexpensive and efficient way to mulch the plants.

Fertilizer.

Fertilizer.
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Grind or crush the shells into a smooth powder form and sprinkle it on the surface of ornamental plants or crops. Incorporate a little of this powder into the soil as well and let your plants enjoy this natural fertilizer.

Starter pots for seeds.

Starter pots for seeds.
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Wash the eggshells and make a small hole at the bottom for drainage. Now fill each shell with a little potting soil and sow your favorite seeds. Keep them in the egg carton/tray for a good hold. After the seedlings germinate and grow big enough to be transferred to a pot, simply crack the shells from beneath and plant them in the pot.

You can ever color the shells for an aesthetically enhanced look.

Bird feed.

Bird feed.
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Birds help in getting rid of the pests and to attract them over, place some clean and dried egg shells around your garden. Mix them with birdseed for an even better fodder idea. Birds, especially those who have just laid eggs are attracted towards calcium supply and will love to be your guest.

Wow, that's so cool!

Wow, that's so cool!
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