What plants are eggshells good for?

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asked Nov 26, 2021 in Gardening by mujgbdsr (1,320 points)
What plants are eggshells good for?

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answered Nov 29, 2021 by Kostemshes (970 points)
Eggshells are good for a variety of plants such as Broccoli, cauliflower, Swiss chard, spinach and amaranth.

Other plants that love eggshells are eggplants, peppers and tomatoes.

Eggshells are also good for flowers as well.

Crushed eggshells can also be used to block holes in plant pots while providing soil with nutrients as they decompose.

This trick works for all kinds of potted plants, like spider plants, ferns and ivy, and is as simple as placing a layer of crushed shells at the bottom of a planting container.

Eggshells impart vital nutrients to soil, particularly calcium and potassium.

Fast-growing plants deplete the soil of calcium very quickly, so giving them a source of new calcium helps.

Egg shells make a fantastic fertilizer for outdoor flowers, vegetables and fruit trees.

Once the eggshells are ground into a fine powder, you can mix the powder into the potting soil.

Alternatively, extract the calcium by soaking eggshells in water for plants.

Add the eggshells to a pot and boil the water.

Then, leave them in the water overnight.

When tilled into the soil, ground eggshells provide your plants with calcium.

Though nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are most vital for healthy growth, calcium is also essential for building healthy “bones”—the cell walls of a plant.

More shells can be mixed into your soil in the spring.

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