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Use egg shells as fertilizer


Would you like a plant fertilizer that costs as little as possible and is natural? Then try the homemade eggshell fertilizer!

Eggshells are good fertilizer! -

Every (hobby) gardener should know that plants and shrubs in the garden need fertilizer every now and then. But before you start to go out and get expensive, chemical fertilizers from the garden department in the hardware store, try alternative home remedies. One possibility for this are eggshells that are left over from the daily breakfast and end up only on the compost or in the organic waste bin.

Homemade eggshell fertilizer»Step by step instructions«

First of all, patience is needed, because if you don't have eggs on your daily menu, you have to collect them for a while. To avoid unpleasant smells in the kitchen, it is best to use a container with a lid.

Step 1

The eggshells must not be placed on the earth as a whole. To grind you need a kitchen board, a meat tenderizer (or similar) and a cloth.

Step 2

Place the eggshells on the board, put the cloth over them and tap them lightly.

Step 3

Then put the shredded egg shells into the irrigation water.

Step 4

Let this brew stand for several days.

»Rule of thumb: The shells of 2 to 3 eggs in 1 liter of water.

But be careful: the egg shells do not come off completely. Therefore, only water the soil (not the plant from above). Rough pieces of eggshell can be removed by hand.

Why are egg shells suitable as fertilizers?

The homemade eggshell fertilizer can be used for all plants in the garden. It contains the very important nutrient lime. The lime also contains other nutrients, such as calcium and magnesium, in the irrigation water. How high the respective share is depends on the quality of your tap water on site.