Pro-Level Gardening Tip: Use Eggshells In Your Garden

Eggshells are a versatile organic item to keep close at hand for your garden. You can use them in multiple ways. Here are the top three ways to use your discarded eggshells. 

Seed Starting

You can use eggshells as seed starters. Simply crack open an egg, rinse out the shell, let it dry, and fill it with soil and seeds. Once you've planted your seeds, water the soil lightly so that it's moist but not soaking wet.

When your seedlings have a few sets of leaves and are strong enough to transplant, you can plant the entire eggshell in the ground. The eggshell will break down over time and provide additional nutrients to your plants.

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Soil Amendment

Eggshells can also be used as a soil amendment to add calcium to your garden soil. Crushed eggshells can be mixed into the soil around your plants, or you can bury whole eggshells in the soil to break down over time.

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Eggshells can be a great addition to your compost pile. They are rich in calcium, which can help to balance the pH level of your compost and provide important nutrients to your plants. To compost eggshells, simply rinse them out and let them dry, then crush them into small pieces and add them to your compost bin.

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