For most people when you have cracked your eggs and used them the shells go into the trash. Well there are many different uses for your eggshells. Follow along and from now on don’t be throwing out those eggshells so fast.
Eggshells and How to Use Them
- Sidewalk Chalk. Finely grind 10 eggshells. 1 teaspoon hot water, 1 teaspoon flour, food coloring. Mix everything together. Pack into a toilet roll and let dry. Peel off toilet roll and you have sidewalk chalk.
- Garden. Throw crushed eggshells or whole eggshells all year-long into your garden to increase calcium. They will crush when tilled.
- Compost. Add those eggshells to your compost.
- Seedlings. Start seedling in eggshells by placing dirt in the bottom of the shell. Add your seed. I like to place the eggshell back into the egg carton. Transplant when bigger, eggshell and all. Be sure to crush the eggshell before transplanting.
- Stops slugs and cut worms. Place crushed eggshells around your garden plants. The slugs and cut worms won’t crawl over them.
- Plant Food. Eggshells make wonderful plant food. Crush eggshells and place in an old jar. Fill the jar with water. Store in a dark area. Water once a week with the calcium water.
- Chickens. Feed your crushed eggshells back to your chickens. Better and cheaper than purchasing oyster shells.
- Pets. Turn eggshells into powder and sprinkle some over your cat or dogs food. Gives the a calcium boost.
- Toilet. Make an eggshell pass with powdered eggshells. Add water to form a paste. Scrub the lime ring and clean the whole toilet.
- Bird Feeder. Empty feeder. Rinse with warm water. Add 3 crushed eggshells. Fill halfway with warm water. Shake hard for a few minutes. Rinse completely.
- Pots and Pans. 5 Tablespoons powdered eggshells. Add water to make a paste. Use like a soft scrub cleaner. http://www.candysfarmhousepantry.com/?p=2092 Farm Eggs to Wash or Not.