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Using Leftover Eggshells

Using Leftover Eggshells

31 Oct 2018 - Anneka Manning

If you are anything like me I always have an unusually large quantity of eggshells left after my baking….and oh what to do with them especially if you don’t have a compost? A friend recently showed me how to use them in my garden. First spread them on a tray and dry them out in the sun before crushing them into coarse pieces. Either sprinkle them over the surface of your garden to deter slugs and snails invading (they don’t like the sharp edges against their smooth tummies) or dig them into the topsoil to aerate the soil. The shells will also enrich your soil with calcium as an extra bonus!