Using Crushed Egg Shells in the Garden

Using Crushed Egg Shells in your GardenSpring is around the corner and refrigerators will be filled with eggs.  Perhaps it is because your backyard chickens are beginning to lay more as the temperatures warm up, or perhaps eggs are on such a great sale at the grocery store that you are stocking up for Easter and Easter brunch.   Either way, you are going to end up with A LOT of egg shells this time of year.  Instead of throwing them out, crush them up and use the egg shells in your garden or feed to your chickens.

It is known that using calcium supplements in your garden is a great way to prevent blossom-end rot in tomatoes and can deter slugs and other unwanted pests.  Calcium supplements are also important for your chickens so that they can continue to lay eggs.

Egg shells are full of calcium and other minerals, so instead of Egg Shells in the Garden - COLORADO URBAN HOMESTEADERpurchasing calcium supplements, you can make my own.

How to Crush Many Egg Shells

1. Rinse off the egg shells and let dry for a day or two
2. Put into a food processor or blender and pulverize to a dustEgg Shells in the Garden - COLORADO URBAN HOMESTEADER
3. Dump into a Ziploc bag or other container to store
4. Use crushed egg shells

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