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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Egg shells, the Natural Fertilizer

Egg shells in the plants
Why should you put egg shells in your garden?
Crushed egg shells add valuable nutrients to soil. Calcium is essential for cell growth in all plants. Calcium is especially important for fast growing plants because they quickly deplete the surrounding soil of calcium. Egg shells should be washed before you place them in a compose or into your garden.
Make sure you crush the egg shells before you add them to your garden. Egg shells that are not crushed will break down very slowly.
Ways you can use egg shells grounds in your garden:
Instead of throwing eggs shells away, put them in the bottom of plant pots instead of stones. Egg shells are much lighter than stones and they are a great source of nutrition.
Place egg shells in a circle on top of the ground surface around tender plant stems such as peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage to deter slugs and cutworms.
Place egg shells in the soil near tomatoes. Calcium is very useful to tomatoes because the extra calcium will help prevent blossom end rot.

to walk on eggshells, walks on eggshells, walking on eggshells, walked on eggshells.
(idiomatic expressions)
*To be overly careful in dealing with a person or situation because they get angry or offended very easily; to try very hard not to upset someone or something.
*To be careful and sensitive, in handling very sensitive matters.

4 valued insights:

Manang Kim June 8, 2010 at 6:02 PM  

Hi Faye, I remember ito ang nilagay nang mama ko sa kanyang mga orchids. And now I didn't do it anymore until I saw your post here. From now on I am going to do it again. Thanks!

Scribbler June 8, 2010 at 8:36 PM  

Is that so? Yea, I remember my sister and my mother did that too to their orchids. I thought it was just a silly idea. Thanks for sharing this valuable info. I won't throw the eggshells anymore. Dami ko pa namang tinapon the other day kasi gumawa ako ng cake. Never mind, may next time pa naman.

Ishmael Fischer Ahab June 9, 2010 at 5:20 AM  

My Mom alaways to this for her orchids.

Malaki ang nagagawa ng eggshells para panatilihing malusog ang mga halaman.

lina@women's perspectives,  June 9, 2010 at 1:50 PM  

I've just known this...

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