Eggshells in the Garden

All Natural Ways to Protect Your Garden

When you put care and love into growing yummy fresh veggies (or any other plants), you want to protect them from pests. There are many chemical ways to do this, but using those sprays can effect the taste and health of the food you are growing. Instead, try using eggshells around the base of your plants. Save your eggshells from breakfast, rinse them throughly, allow them to dry, and then crush them up and place in a circle around the roots. This should discourage small pests and bugs from crawling over onto your vegetables. As a bonus, when the eggshells start to disintegrate and enter the soil they will nourish your plants with calcium like a natural fertilizer. ~Cortnee

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14 Responses to “Eggshells in the Garden”

  1. Sarah DeVos

    Hey, thanks for the tip with the eggshells, I’ve heard of that before, but I live in the City. Will that attract rats or squirrels, etc? I’d love to do it, but am nervous about that. Thanks!


    • Cortnee Brown

      Hey Sarah, Great question 🙂 Since you are throughly rinsing the eggshells of any raw egg before using them in the garden they should not be a big attractant to rats. If you want to be doubly sure you can actually bake the shells in the oven after they are rinsed to make sure that they are completely dried out of any egg content. Then you should be good to go. ~Cortnee

  2. Rose G

    Eggshells in the Garden
    If you were to use shells from hard boiled eggs, is it just as effective for calcium as dried eggshells?

      • Rose G

        Thanks, Rachel. I was thinking the same thing. I guess if you can use baked eggshells, you should be able to also used bouled eggshells.

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