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How To Fertilize Soil With Eggshells

Tips for using eggshells to fertilize soil

Here are a few tips for using eggshells to fertilize soil:

  • Rinse the eggshells out before using them. This will help to remove any bacteria or dirt that may be on the shells.
  • Crush or grind the eggshells before adding them to the soil. This will help the eggshells to break down more quickly.
  • Do not add too many eggshells to the soil. Too much calcium can actually be harmful to plants.
  • Water the plants after adding eggshells to the soil. This will help to flush the calcium and other nutrients into the soil.
  • Do not use eggshells that have been cooked or dyed. Cooking and dyeing can destroy the nutrients in the eggshells.
  • Eggshells can be used to make a fertilizer tea. To make a fertilizer tea, place 10-20 eggshells in a gallon of water and let them steep for 24 hours. Strain the tea and water your plants with it.
  • Eggshells can be added to the soil at any time of year, but they are most effective when added in the spring or fall.
  • Eggshells can be used to fertilize any type of plant, but they are especially beneficial for plants that need a lot of calcium, such as tomatoes, peppers, and roses.

Eggshells are a great way to fertilize soil and help your plants grow healthy and strong. By following these tips, you can use eggshells to fertilize your soil safely and effectively.


Special thanks to Bard, a large language model from Google AI, for their assistance in generating  some of this content.

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