Benefits of using Raw eggs or Eggshells for your plant (A must read)

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In my last two posts  , I did explain the benefits of eggshells to humans both adults and children  and also pets like cats and dogs and how to safely prepare the organic eggshells void of any bacteria and or semolina. It was discovered that Eggshells are powerhouses of calcium which is the primary mineral required for strong and healthy  bones and teeth, as it contains 27 other minerals which includes Magnesium, Silicon, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sodium, Iron, Sulphur, Aluminium, etc. More so, egg shells  contains the essential amino acids like lysine, methionine, cysteine and isoleucine,  which can help treat cavities efficiently as it has the perfect amount of the ideal substances for healing teeth cavities plus the egg shell components are similar to our teeth.  Read my previous posts on how eggshells benefits humans here and also how to use for your pets here...

In this posts, I will center on using eggshells to enrich soils for healthy crop. Good rich soil means everything for a gardener looking to raise healthy plants as there are so many chemicals and expensive solutions to achieve this which is not natural, however, there are simple remedies to boost your crops and ensure organically healthy crops. our grandparents did not have access to modern formulations for soil improvement as such relied on composting to boost soil fertility and achieved good yields.

Some of these methods which are still very relevant are;


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Banana skins : It is rich in potassium, phosphate, sulfur, calcium, magnesium and sodium which are all beneficial for healthy growth of your plant. You can cut in small pieces so they can easily decompose. 


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Ash- ash helps to raise the PH level of the soil. By scattering the ash around the soil, you are lowering the acidic level as such its easier to grow a fresh crop



Leaves : when you allow leaves to rot overtime in a garden it can provide nutrient to the soil to prepare it for next growing season. The leaves work by pulling down organic matter into the soil making it dark and rich 


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Epsom salt: Epsom salt are very good for soil.  When there is low PH in soil, it shows an imbalance of magnesium to boost ph level in the soil, dilute Epsom salt with water and spray on the plants. The plants will soak up the nutrients 



Compost regularly while using different natural options can be helpful, combining many pieces of compost will only go one step further enriching your soil.  Natural compost comes with a number of benefits of using natural compost regularly. This method works by improving the soil structure while using less water and eliminating those common plant diseases as such it benefits the soil with added layers of nutrients before a growing season.


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Raw eggs traditionally has been used by placing raw uncracked eggs in the bottom of the planting hole with its benefits and also its drawbacks as explained below. Using whole raw egg  rich in calcium as fertilizers is an important nutrient to plants especially vegetables and fruits. During composition, eggs release  the calcium into the soil for root uptake which can eliminate such problems like blossom end rot.


Benefits of Using Whole raw Eggs as Fertilizer: This is an important nutrient for plants, especially vegetables and fruits. Eggs will release the calcium into the soil for root. However, excess nitrogen and low pH will tie up calcium in soil, preventing uptake. Using eggs as a fertilizer imparts calcium but it  is not useful if the plant can’t access the nutrient. As such, at all times,  check your soil pH before planting a new garden and minimize the amount of nitrogen you introduce to soil as you notice the formation of buds.


Potential Downsides to using  Raw Egg as natural Fertilizer 

The smell is one obvious problems of using raw eggs as if you did not bury the egg deep enough into the soil, it begins to stink overtime. More so, when you use whole eggs as fertilizers, it can attract unwanted pests like rodents and raccoons due to the odor and while trying to get to their potential food source, will dig out your baby plants. 


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The quickest way for your plants to get much needed calcium is not through whole eggs as it can take a while to break down. The eggshells is a better source which are where the main nutrients are concentrated. Enjoy the egg and save the shells for a quicker, less smelly way to ensure your vegetables blossom and grow healthy.Eggshells have nitrogen, calcium, and phosphoric acid which make them an ideal choice for garden use. So next time you boil or fry an egg, do not throw away the egg shells, but instead recycle them to grow seedlings.


Plants that benefit from crushed eggshells


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After making your egg based meals do not throw the shells away, there are a lot of benefits as explained earlier for humans and your pets. Eggshells can also be crushed and use to help your garden grow. As eggshell breakdown, they act as natural fertilizer providing plants with valuable nutrients.


For those plants that are usually damaged by snails and slugs like tomatoes and marigolds, eggshells can act as a good line of defense. A layer of roughly crushed eggshells that encircles plants is a deadly barrier to these hungry pests since their bodies are soft and are damaged by the rough edges fo the eggshells. Therefore using eggshells to take care of slugs and snails that usually affect our crops is a better natural option than using chemical products.

Eggplants, tomatoes and peppers


Blossom end rot is a sever issue when growing peppers, eggplants and tomatoes as this problem can destroy the whole crops. Usually this is caused by lack of calcium resulting to dark, rotted sores on vegetables.


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 A layer of crushed eggshells placed in plants hole for these vegetables is a simple way for fighting these diseases as the eggshells decompose, they naturally enrich the soil and provides a slow but steady source of rich calcium as such preventing blossom end rot from occurring in the first place.

For potted plants


You can use crushed eggshells to close up holes in plant pots as well as providing the soil with rich nutrients as they decompose. This works for all kinds of potted plants like spider plants, ivy , ferns etc and this is as simple as placing a layer of crushed eggshells at the bottom of the plants container. Be aware that wash the eggshells clean of residue before using it and break into pieces large enough to cover the holes completely.


For Plants that is still growing

Eggshells contains a lot of calcium which is vital for Humans &  Animals as well as all forms of plant life which is an important regulator of growth and development of the plants. Calcium, which is found in eggshells, is vital to all forms of plant life and is according to the American Society of Plant Biologists "crucial regulator of growth and development," For an extra boost of  nutrient from eggshells, place a powder made from finely crushed eggshells into a watering can and fill it up. After letting it sit and absorb for several days, use the substance to water plants, such as vegetables and shrubs, which in turn will work perfectly like a natural fertilizer source.



Conclusion: In this article, I started by reminding us about the benefits of eggshells as a great calcium source to humans and pets as earlier outlined in my previous post ( Do read for more info about method of preparation and benefits for humans here and animals here), also, I outlined certain natural ways to enrich the soil as well as using egg shells which are usually discarded as waist to ensure we get a rich crop yield. As winter is fast approaching, this same method can be used for our flower pots to ensure they blossom very well. Finally, we need to always remember that nature has provided us with a lot of natural alternatives for healthier life, as such, it is good to discover how to use these natures resource effectively which in turn helps to eliminate littering the environment with reusable beneficial products we consider as waste.

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Calcium is important for many plants including peppers and tomatoes. We enjoy using the egg shells too, but had never heard of whole raw eggs. You also included a lot of other good choices like ashes and leaves.

Do you ever use fish? We like to bury them under our plants too.

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Fish is also a great source like I mentioned about pests like racoons and rats...fish is even a better Target for them but a very good natural fertilizer.. tks for this addition... Check out also eggshell uses for humans and pets😉

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Thanks and keep steeming

Very informative post. Thank you

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Welcome dear
Thanks and follow for more...

interesting post
I really like it in this field

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Thanks dear...I appreciate

wow nice info!! thx for share @kenhudoy!

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Thanks for the comment... And follow for more... regards

Wow that is total picbait =DD

Very detailed and careful research, as always =) Just another reason why I should carry on loving eggs so much! =D

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And another reason the only warrior of good foods must save all the organic eggshells in Germany for me...😏

Just found you on here ken, incredible write up! I am sustainable agriculture major and this one of my favorite posts ive found on here. enjoying some more from you!

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Wow...loving your inspiring comments... Thanks and do also check the related posts..as eggshells do also benefit humans and animals...regards😎

I have learned something today. Thank you.

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Welcome as always sir...I hope you also read the other uses of eggshells for humans and pets😎

wow... great explanation about making gardening process without poisoning artificial fertilizer and money.it is always good for earth and health.i have upvoted for the nice post.

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Great comment...tks and do also check out the other post on uses of eggshells...follow for more...😎

Thank you for this informative post kenhudoy. I will definitely make use of these helpful tips.

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I do appreciate your kind comments ma'am ...health is wealth as such keep doing the needful...do also check out the other uses for eggshells beneficial for you, me and your pets 😋

Excellent writeup, and very informative! Eggshells are one of my favorite soil amendments on the farm. Other than manure, I do have one other favorite animal byproduct that is often overlooked by many, but I do believe it to be one of the best - chicken feathers.

Upon beginning to incorportate feathers into my composting and fertilizing schedules, I have seen significant increases in yields and plant well-being. It definitely creates a hotter fertilzer, but used in moderation can give great results. They're also great to add directly to the soil which will yield nutrients and create better draining/aerated soil in the long run.

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Thanks...in my future features of waste to health...I tend to also point out on feathers ...bones....fish etc...
Thanks for the contribution and did you check the other uses of eggshells for humans and pets...😋

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I've also heard plants grow better if you play them some music.

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Thanks for the update...I guess good content & hardwork pays...that is what I learn in steemit...😉

This is an A+ blog, like them all

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Wow..i appreciate @lindabasilick from my professor emeritus herself... Follow for more coming up soon...tks 😎

No noHello @kenhudoy man This is is unheard of! "indeed education is a continuous.

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Sure... A lot to benefit... Thanks and keep steeming

Woow.. Very helpful post.. I enjoyed it so much.
I love to use any Natural things in my life.
Thanks for sharing this nice series of the benefit of eggs :-)

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Welcome as always...it's just waist to health...😎

You have a unique strategy of planting..

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Thanks....the eggshell.strategy helps humans and pets too...did you check it out
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Ok bot tks

This is a wonderful idea! Now I want to prepare some eggshells and put some plants in them! ))

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Good choice...as it's good for both animals and plants...😉

This is very helpful and I like the pic where you had the plants growing in the egg. I need to try that. I recently heard about putting banana peels and egg shells in the garden, so I've just started doing that. I need to do better at making a compost. We are in Panama so we can grow a lot here pretty easily and we're trying our hand at having a garden. Hopefully some of your tips will help out. Thanks for the post.

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Welcome and I did mention banana also a very good option to grow organic... Wish you success in your enendevor... Follow for more

Thats a kind of idea i have never heard of or saw in practical implementation around me, but that hells of a thing to try, i shared it with my mother, hoping to see this in home soon ;)

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Good choic dear... @thatindianlady hope you also share with mum about other benefits of eggshells for human use... Our age parents especially postmenopausal needs the rich benefits of crushed organic eggshells... Read them up in my blog too... Regards

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Yoooooo righty

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Tks once more bot

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nice post , learn from you about gardening , thanks ! i love it .

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Very much welcome sir and tks for the kind comments and support...

Thanks my friend for another amazing read on eggshells. Moving house in 2 months and can't wait to grow our own fruit and vegs. I'll keep your tips and tricks in mind. Have a lovely week!

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So much appreciate your comment and support as always ma'am @amy-goodrich and wish you all the best in your future endeavors...

It's amazing I want to try this thanks for the info @kenhudoy...great post👍👍👍.

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Great...and do check also eggshell uses for humans and pets from my other posts. Tks

Very useful information. I wouldn't imagine how can be eggshell useful.

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Thanks for the comment and did you check out the other uses on human and pets from my other posts...tks

My Grandma always saved all her eggshells. I remember Gramps letting us kids crush them up by stomping on them. We thought it was great. He would then put them in the holes of his garden start plants. But, I have never heard of placing a whole egg in there. That's a new one on me. Very interesting though. I mean native peoples put whole fish in the garden. Same principle I suppose.

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Will post on the fish stuff by tomorrow ...and many more ... ensure you follow to know why and if any benefits.... Keep steeming

This is incredible! I never knew about eggshells! Thanks so much, now I'll have to come back and read all about it in your previous egg shell posts! I have a big aloe plant outside I need to repot. I'm thinking it might be good to put in there at the bottom where the hole is! Thanks!😃I can't upvote currently but I resteemed this & I'll read your other posts after I'm recovered, lol! I haven't been able to vote anymore like at all...since yesterday afternoon or so.

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Ok dear and glad you benefited from this...save those good upvoted as you get more bomber package within the week... Keep following and also did you read the one for our use.... Eggshells for humans...😋

Good read. Thank you for these ideas @kenhudoy

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Welcome as always dear...

WOW! So many uses for eggs! :) thanks for the share, I would have never known.

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Glad you now know...keep steeming and thanks for the comment and support as always..😋

you keep bringing the juice and I cant help but keep upvoting @kenhudoy! Love what youre doing with youre blog. Excellent work!

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Thanks and maybe you also like my updated post of today on fish fertilizer😊

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no problem. Yes, I will have a look now @kenhudoy : - )

Great article, very informative. I have been saving my eggshells for years now and I do find that they really improve my crops, especially the tomato and peppers. Natures way of giving back, love it!

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Thanks once more... What of fish as fertilizer... Updated on it...tks for the comment and support

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I use a lot of fish emulsion for fertilizing the gardens and I also use worm castings in each of my pepper and tomato holes before planting along with the egg shells. My three favs, I often spray with epson salts and do add ash from the fire pit. Horse manure from a neighboring farm too. So I try to keep it balanced.

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Thanks for the info!

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Great you doing great and am sure your harvest is surplus ...rich and healthy 🙆

Another great, informative post by you @kenhudoy. I love that you are sharing such simple, natural solutions available to everyone basically for free!!! Thanks for sharing such valuable content. Grateful to enjoy nature with you!

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Thanks as always once more... I updated on fish today...😏

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Keeping the interest flowing with great sustainable options!!! Way to go @kenhudoy!

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Sure and getting inspiration from my guys in Eden...

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Welcome dear and if you have ponds...or fish tanks updated on it's uses... 🌹 😋

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You're always bringing on the goodness @kenhudoy. What a great addition to the blockchain!!

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Thanks am been inspired by the community especially Eden😘

Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it.

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Good one...wise old Man

This is very informative
i love it when natural things are used as alternative for chemicals in agriculture
will have to try this when next am planting my vegetables
thanks for sharing

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Welcome ..tks for the reply and do follow for more

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YOU ARE WELCOME. SURE

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Thanks dear and steem on

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I also like it. Some people make compost in their gardens.

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Definitely. Thanks

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You're welcome. I hope you have a wonderful day! 😀 😃 😄 😁

wow this is a great way. I also like gardening. thank you for sharing a very creative way @kenhudoy

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Thanks for your comment...I appreciate and follow for more 😋

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You are welcome my friend 😊

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do keep steeming hot

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Oke thank you my friend 😍

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Welcome as always...👻

Good post. I just started composting this year, but we've been tilling in leaves and other organics into the garden for a while. I understood that decomposing leaves and grass can deplete nitrogen?

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Did you read up the post on fish fertilizing...

I used to crush eggshells, and put them as fertilizer in my own garden. I've read several articles in the past about the benefits of calcium for plantation.
Thanks for pointing this out!

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Welcome and I updated on fish tanks... Take a look...😋

Good post. Upvoted and resteemed

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Thanks for the support

i do planting and used food scraps to feed my plants too

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good one dear... keep it up...
so how do you sustain planting during winter?