Eggshells for your Garden

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One of the things I spend time doing when I am not swamped with mommy and blogging duties is to take care of my mini garden. We haven’t visited the farm since the pandemic started so I decided to make a mini jungle in the city.

I usually make small portions of concoction for my garden to keep them healthy and growing.

Ever since the pandemic started, we have consumed a lot of eggs because it is the easiest item we can buy online and we’ve also spent a lot of time baking and cooking while staying at home. So imagine the good amount of eggshells we have stored, instead of throwing them away I gathered all eggshells and made my own powdered fertilizer.

Why eggshells? Eggshells are made up of calcium which is good for your plants. Applying eggshells into your soil moderates its acidity while providing nutrients to your plant babies. So how do you really prepare your eggshells to make it as an effective fertilizer.

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Always make sure to clean your eggshells first to make it safe to use on your garden. Eggs are know carriers of salmonella, so you need to wash your eggs properly and dry them to kill any salmonella present.

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After washing them, put them on your oven to sterelize them in a 250 – 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.

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You then pulverize the dried eggshells using a mortar and pestle but for me, I used a food processor to make it easier, just watch out for the dusty powder when opening the processer.

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After collecting make sure to store in airtight containers, your crushed eggshells will last forever and you can apply them by putting them directly into your plant’s soil.

You can watch my video on how to make eggshells fertilizer for your garden.

 

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Sweet

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