Yes, my chicken eggs are a two-fold item in the garden.

All of these containers are full of crushed eggshells.
As soon as I crack them open, I rinse out the inside and place open end down on a paper towel in a pie tin. They dry completely in a day.

Once they’re completely dry, I dump them into a Ziploc bag and crush them into very small pieces and store them in the airtight containers. I save them until spring planting. They are full of Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Phosphorus and more. They are also great for getting rid of the larvae of those hateful bugs that like to eat up your plants. Supposedly the bugs crawl around in the ground when they hatch and crawl over the shells which are like bits of glass.

Now I will admit this is what I’ve read and been told, and I tried it the last three years when we had so many potato beetles. Last year we had hardly any!!!! But the vitamins and nutrients are so good for your soil and I sprinkle it in all of the rows that we make before dropping seeds or placing plants in the ground. I also use a tablespoon of Epsom salts around any plants that we place in the garden. I couldn’t grow sweet peppers here until I started using it.

My roses love the eggshells.

They get bigger and prettier every year!!

Author: ritascountryways2022

I'm just a country girl living life my way on a farm with my husband and our critters. We've been married fifty years and been farming all of that time. We've moved from one family farm to one of our own and then to another family farm that has been in the family through at least six generations. In this day and age we could not have picked a better life!

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