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Eggshell Powder for Bugs



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Eggshells as pest control by GetBusyGardening.com

Saw this and thought it was a great tip for gardening.  Everyone knows how to use egg shells crushed up and mixed into potting mix as a natural fertilizer.  The nutrients in the shells act like a natural fertilizer for your garden pottery and planters.

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Well if you have ever had issues with flea beetles eating your growth then here is a natural and simple way to stop them.  Diatomaceous earth is a known organic pesticide which is basically fossilized remains of creatures that are ground into a fine powder.  It gets under the shells of beetles and acts like bits of glass to cut them up and kill them.

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Ground egg shells work the same way.  If you eat lots of eggs and most folks do, this should be an easy DIY garden project.  Prepare shells by cleaning them if they are dirty. If not dirty then donít bother.  Make sure they are dry and donít skip this step.  Just lay them out on a paper towel for a few days.

Once completely dry, ground them into a powder using a coffee grinder.  Once ground use the powder right away. Store the remaining eggshells or ground shells in a Tupperware container in the garage or a cool dark place.  Sprinkle the powder directly onto the leaves and pests.  The bugs may not die away but they will eventually so donít worry if they fly away.

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It is recommended that you donít sprinkle all over your garden.  This avoids killing all the beetles even the good ones.  This is where potted plants come in.  You can also sprinkle on the tops of your garden planters surrounding the potted plants and keep the plant healthy without spreading the egg shells all over the garden.  Perfect!

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Egg Shells In Your Spring Pottery



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Happy First Day of Spring!
 
Here are few fun tips using egg shells to help improve your potted gardens.
 477-Egg-Shells-In-PlantersAdd ground egg shells to the bottom of your potted plants or veggies. This gives the plants a nice dose of calcium which helps stop the blossom end from rotting.

If you have larger pieces of egg shell use them to cover the drain hole so that the soil won't run out.  They are lighter than rocks and they will allow the air flow to move easier into the soil. Over time they will break down and give your potted plants nutrients.

Add finely crushed shells directly to your compost bin. Make sure you crush them up very well or grind them into a powder with your blender.

This is a easy and natural way to add nutrients to the soil you use next season in your potted plants & vegetables.  You can even use a old coffee grinder. Just make sure to clean it out well.
 
If you have an issue with worms or slugs climbing into your planters, try 478-Egg-Shells-In-Flower-Pots sprinkling the surface soil with crushed shells. These guys don't like crawling their tender bodies over the sharp shell pieces.  This also works well with pets on indoor potted plants.

Cat's like to scratch the soil but the rough egg shells don't feel nice on their paws to they stay away.
 
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