Crushed eggshells can as the last thing you want to use your sound plants, but they offer amazing benefits to a wide range of plants. Egg shells are a natural by-product, and they are rich in nutrients that plants and soil need. Before your egg shells tossed in the trash, save it for many applications around the garden.
Egg shells are composed of 93 percent calcium carbonate and 1 percent nitrogen, along with other nutrients, which needs the ground. Many plants absorb calcium from the soil during the growing process. Save your eggshells and dry them in the oven light or daylight. Crush the shells into a fine powder and spread it all over the world with vegetables, fruit trees and roses, is a natural, nutrient-rich mulch create.
Egg shells are a natural pest repellent. Instead of grinding the shell into a fine powder, crush them loose by hand, leaving the sharp edges intact. Spread the shells around plants that are attacked by snails and cutworms to deter these pests. The strong eggshells protect broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage and other plants that are attractive to slugs and worms.
Eggplant, peppers, tomatoes and other plants are susceptible to blossom-end rot, which can be caused by calcium deficiency. These vegetables benefit from crushed eggshells placed directly into the ground around them. Eggshells replace depleted calcium in the soil, to protect against this potentially fatal disease.
Many plants can be damaged by frost and cold, forcing gardeners begin to grow some plants indoors while waiting for conditions to improve. Eggshells are an inexpensive, simple alternative to pots. Instead of planting your seedlings in large clay pots, using eggshells. Open the shells at the tip, and exit the inner sides, and then let to dry thoroughly, and shells. Fill the bowl with earth, falling a single seed inside, and you have small, movable pots for your seedlings. Once the plants are large enough to plant in order to be transferred to the garden, just shell and all. The egg shells are spread easily break as roots and start growing, and as the shells in the ground breaking will they solve urgently needed food to young plants.