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Eggshells as Fertilizer

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chicky Tocks, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    As I was peeling some hard boiled eggs yesterday, it prompted me to remember that my mother used to use eggshells to fertilize her houseplants. I remember that she would put the shells in a quart jar and then fill it with water...kind of an eggshell marinade if you will. It was stinky, I remember that for sure!

    I couldn't remember if she poured that water on the plants directly, or if she diluted it. How much and how often? So I started googling. Wow did I ever learn some things about using eggs to fertilize!


    A raw egg to fertilize tomato plants - http://www.myhomeideas.com/myhome/photos/0,30587,1059508_869992,00.html

    Eggshell fertilizer - http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/51810/homemade_fertilizer_for_outdoor_plants.html

    what my momma did - Liquid Eggshell Fertilizer

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