5 Useful Uses for Eggshells

Written by:Aimee

Most people who bake are sure to have an abundance of disregarded eggshells at one time or another. But did you know, instead of throwing them away, you can repurpose them into many handy products for use in the home and garden?

Here we tell you our 5 unexpected uses for this baking by-product. 

 

1. Garden Helper

Quick to decompose, crushed eggshells make a valuable addition to any soil. Rich in calcium and other minerals, eggshells make a great natural fertiliser that can help your garden thrive.

 

2. Control Pesky Pests

Scattering crushed eggshells around your vegetables and flowers not only gives the compost a boost but also deters common garden pests who dislike the texture like slugs and snails, without using pesticides. 

 

3. Nurture Seedlings

Fill eggshell halves with potting soil and use them to start off seedlings. The egg carton box can also be repurposed as a handy holder to keep your seedlings safe on your windowsill before transplanting them to your garden in the spring. 

Top Tip: When replanting the seedlings, simply crack the shell at the bottom and plant directly into the soil letting the shell naturally decompose.

 

4. Houseplant Booster

To give your houseplants a much needed boot just fill a jar with water and submerge your disregarded shell and use for watering the plants.

 

5. Cleans Tough Pots & Pans

Crushed eggshells mixed with soapy water makes a powerful and nontoxic abrasive for tough-to-clean pots and pans.

Want to Discover More Unexpected Uses? Keep Reading...

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