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Use Egg Shells for Slug Prevention

March 15, 2011

Egg ShellsSpring 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!

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By colleen from Albany, NY

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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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October 1, 2004

Save your egg shells from your favorite recipe to help out your garden. Crush your clean egg shells into small, but not powdered pieces, and spread them around the base of your plants.

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August 26, 2011

My father once told me of collecting and drying egg shells for the garden. When they are dry you crush them up and spread the pieces at the base of your plants.

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Slugs and snails won't crawl over the shards.

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