Use Eggshells for Slugs

Spring is the time I start saving my eggshells to crush up for the garden. Why you ask? I sprinkle the crushed eggshells around the base of the plants to keep the slugs off my tomatoes. Apparently, they don't like sharp objects!


By colleekely from Albany, NY

March 15, 20110 found this helpful

We have found from experience that if you toss your used egg shells into a cup or can and let them dryout before you crush them that they don't stick together. They also break up into smaller pieces allowing you to get more shells into one container.

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March 19, 20110 found this helpful

I chuck mine in the bottom of the oven when I'm baking and then crush them.

Marg from England.

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March 19, 20110 found this helpful

Do you keep them in the freezer so it doesn't smell up the house?

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March 22, 20110 found this helpful

If you bake them in the oven, let them cool, crush them and keep them in screw-top jars they won't smell. No need for the freezer.

Marg from England.

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March 12, 20130 found this helpful

I rinse mine out, then put them in the microwave for 2 minutes. When I get a nice amount of them, I put them in a tall jar and use my "wand blender" to crush them up nice and fine.

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June 7, 20160 found this helpful

I also tried everything to keep slugs from my pots with hosta's, nothing worked untill...I got this tip to put copper band around the pots. Not one slug passed!!

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