Egg Shells: What can they be used for?
1. Crushed egg shells placed around your plants discourage cats from using your garden as a litter box.
2. To remove stains from a tea pot or water bottle, fill it with a mixture of crushed egg shells and water, shake vigorously and let sit overnight. Rinse.
3. Mix egg shells into the soil that surrounds veggie plants and they’re an excellent fertilizer!
4. Add crushed egg shells to your sink when cleaning to create some scrubbing power. Remove before rinsing.
5. Use a half shell for starting seedlings. It not only makes a great container but the calcium carbonate in the shell provides the growing plant with extra nutrition. Crack the shell to remove it when your plants are big enough to be transplanted.
6. Crushed eggshells added to a greasy pan helps remove stuck or baked on food.
7. Spread tiny pieces of egg shells out on your bird feeder on your deck or in your yard. Birds will use the egg shell pieces to build their nests
8. Add cracked egg shells to your compost heap to provide calcium to the mixture.
9. Place crushed egg shells around your hostas, lilies, other garden plants to prevent slugs and snails from eating them. They will not enjoy the sharp edges!
10. Dry eggshells in a 250-degree oven for 30 minutes. Put them in a plastic zipper bag, seal it, and crush the shells with a rolling pin until they are a fine powder. Put this into your dog’s food as a great calcium supplement to help its bones and teeth.
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