One of the best options as a source or protein, other than meat, is eggs. Eggs are also an ingredient used in most recipes for baking cakes and other sweets. Most people throw eggshells from shucked boiled eggs into the trash. However, you might be surprised to learn that the leftover bits and pieces can have many uses in your garden.
People with a homestead usually have a compost pile to use as fertilizer for their garden. This means your leftover eggshells will easily help increase the nutrients in the compost. If you do not have any areas to create a compost pile, then another option is to crush up all the eggshells and disperse them over your garden before winter.
The nutrients in the eggshells are a great way to improve the soil for your garden. You will have an impressive result from the vegetables, herbs, and other items planted in the spring. The shells will offer secondary nutrients to the soil which will benefit by adding a layer of compost. If you do not want to add the shells in the fall, then save the them for planting in the spring.
People who do not have property big enough for a standard garden might want to consider the option of a container garden. This is a great way to have a few plants and herbs to use for cooking. You may add your eggshells into the soil of each container when the plants are added.
Eggshells that are not broken can also be used for starting seeds to plant in your garden. This is easy to do by using a leftover egg carton and a little bit of potting soil. Starting seeds is a great option to allow all the seeds to germinate.
A list of reasons to save eggshells to use for gardening is found on naturallivingideas.com here…