Egg shells against rot of vegetables and snails

After making an omelette or some other dish with eggs, do not throw away the shells. Instead, crush them and use them in your garden. This will help the plants in your garden to grow and develop. When broken, the husks can become an excellent natural fertilizer, which gives the plants valuable nutrients.

Just as man needs calcium to strengthen bones and the whole organism, it is the same with plants.

Against rot

Insufficient calcium in plants causes rot flowers and fruits. Rot is a serious problem when growing tomatoes, peppers and eggplants and can spread from one to all plants. Often caused by a lack of calcium leads to dark and rotten wounds on vegetables.

So before planting, put a handful of crushed shells in the hole in which you will plant the seeds. They will enrich that land with calcium, which feeds the tomato root so that it gives healthy and nutritious fruits. You will achieve the same effect with peppers, cucumbers and melons.

Snail protection

Plants that are often targeted by snails, such as tomato and calendula, egg shells can be of great help in defense. A layer of coarsely crushed egg shells around cultivated plants can be a strong barrier to these hungry pests. So instead of using chemical preparations it is enough to save a few eggshells.

Food for the land

Also, crushed egg shells can be used to close the holes in pots and containers for planting plants. In addition, the soil receives nutrients in this way in the process of their decomposition. This trick works with all types of plants which are planted in pots, primarily in houseplants such as ferns and other ornamental plants. Before using the shells, they should be thoroughly cleaned and broken into pieces that are large enough to cover the holes.

A source of calcium

Calcium, which is found in the eggshell, is vital for all forms of plant life and is a key regulator of plant growth and development. If you want to increase the use these nutrients, add the finely chopped egg shell powder to the watering can and add the water. Then leave the solution to stand for a few days and use it to water plants, such as vegetable and shrubby ornamental plants. as a natural fertilizer.


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