Add Eggshells To Houseplants


Crushed egg shells gives house plants and flower plants a growth burst. They love it.

By Sharon Lee from Canada


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July 7, 20060 found this helpful

I'll have to try this!! Never knew what to do with those eggshells!!! And I don't have a green thumb, so I need all the help I can get!!! Thanks!!!

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July 7, 20060 found this helpful

If you have mama birds nesting in your yard, the eggshells are also very good to put out for them. The mamas need the extra calcium in the shell while they are feeding their young. Yeah, I know, I know - they are not nursing but my backyard is a wildlife habitat and every book I read to set it up suggested putting out the shells while the females were pregnant and feeding their young.


Also, don't contribute to our landfills by putting Rover's dog hair in the trash, Many types of birds love it for making nests. If you have some dried out pine needle mulch left, don't bury all of it for compost. Our feathered friends LOVE them for nest building.

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July 13, 20060 found this helpful

Eggshells are also great to use if you have problems with snails or slugs. Just break the eggshells into pieces and sprinkle around the base of the plant. The snails/slugs are killed because of their soft bodies moving across the eggshells. I would rather use this than chemicals or beer because of my children.

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By sissy (Guest Post)
October 15, 20070 found this helpful

does this help the cuttings to grow roots?

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November 18, 20071 found this helpful

When you boil eggs - strain any yucky bits out of the water - keep this water and let it cool completely and use to water house plants - the boiling extracts lots of minerals from the shells and acts as a free-feed.


Kindest regards - Borasic Lint

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for your answer, Do you put the crushed egg shell down in the pot or mix it in the dirt around the top?

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