Egg shells are very useful for plants kept in pots or grown in a garden or field.
The meal from chicken egg shells is a source of perfectly absorbable calcium, as well as magnesium, sodium, potassium, zinc, copper, selenium and strontium.
Fertilizing with shells is especially useful for plants that prefer non-acid soil:
WARNING. Fertilizer from egg shells is not suitable for acidophilous plants.
With egg shells we can:
- fertilize potted plants
- supply directly garden beds
- strew under individual plants
- throw on compost to balance its pH
- feed the soil with large crops
- protect plants from snails
It is advisable to use crushed shells when transplanting plants to larger pots, pouring some of the fertilizer on their bottom, so that calcium and microelements can be released gradually.
Crushed eggshells can be used by mixing them with the soil or sprinkling them with soil under the bedding or in the form of liquid fertilizer (shells pour over water and wait a few days).
Fertilizing pot plants
Just add some ground shells to the pot. Egg shell meal undergoes rapid decomposition in soil, enriching it with essential micronutrients for plants. In addition, the powder can be diluted with water and watered seedlings – it will serve as a perfect supplement for plant nutrients.
Pots for seedlings
You can grow plants in the shell. For a better stability, you can use the egg package. When the seedlings grow, replant the shell with the plant to the larger pots or directly to the soil.
Shells against snails
Egg shells have a unique ability to ward off snails. Why use harmful chemicals if there is a natural method of fighting snails? Just sprinkle the soil around the plant to protect the plant from these pests.
How to dose egg shells?
The general rule of application: 1 gram per day per plant.
Planting: mix flour with shells during planting (also room planting). Cover it approximately every 4 weeks about 1/2 teaspoon – 1 teaspoon depending on the size of the pot.
Fertilizer from shells: pour the flour from the shell into a large jar, bottles or watering cans, pour water – leave for a few days and water the plants.
Dissolution of compost: sprinkle with shells and compost for deacidification.
Fertilizing crops: plant cultivation loves fertilizer in the form of egg shells. Cover the shells to the ground directly for cultivation in an amount depending on the size of the plant.
Mulching: mulching powdered shells around alkaline plants and vegetables prevents fungal diseases.
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