Aside from decorative paper mache, did you know that there’s another remarkable use for eggshells?
Eggshells are incredibly rich in calcium, a mineral beneficial to plants in strengthening and developing cell walls. Patrick Dolan, from One Yard Revolution, guides us on how eggshells can be used in the garden to improve soil fertility.
First, rinse eggshells and pop them in the microwave for 2 minutes. This will kill possible pathogens found on eggs like salmonella. Next, use your blender or coffee grinder to pound the eggshells into powder form. Mix a generous amount of powder to your worm bins and compost pile. Let the natural process of slowly releasing calcium take its course.
So the next time you’re having omelet for breakfast, don’t throw the eggshells away! Reduce waste and turn eggshells into your garden’s calcium booster.
Watch the video to learn more about using eggshells in the garden.