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Offline chloe

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Eggshells in the Garden
« on: March 06, 2015, 02:32:52 PM »

Eggshells in the garden around tender seedlings: " Not only do they add lime, nitrogen, and phosphorus to the soil, eggshells also help to foil cutworms when crushed and sprinkled around seedlings."   

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Re: Eggshells in the Garden
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2015, 07:33:15 PM »
Finely crushed eggshells sprinkled around tomato plants will help prevent blossom end rot by adding calcium to the soil.

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Re: Eggshells in the Garden
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 02:42:43 AM »
Its fun to use eggshells as pots for starting plants from seed.
Then plant the seedling, "pot" and all, into the garden.

I crack the egg shell with the back of a spook to make sure
the little tender roots can get out into the soil easily.

Egg shells donate calcium to the soil as they decompose
which is especially helpful to peppers and tomatoes.