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5 ways burying an egg in your garden can help it thrive

June 8th, 2021

Have you tried burying eggs into your garden soil?

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You might’ve heard of this hack from other green thumbs out there, and now is the best time to try it. Eggs have a lot of benefits for your garden.

You will do anything for your garden to flourish.

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There are many organic chemicals you can use to rid your garden of pests and insects. Various fertilizers can help in fast and healthy plant growth. But it’s always best to get all these naturally – like from an egg!

Egg is rich in protein.

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We all know that plants need Nitrogen. We thought the only way to give plants Nitrogen is through inorganic means such as NH4+ and NO3−. However, according to a study, protein is an excellent source of Nitrogen through proteases or the absorption or digestion of protein enzymes through microbes in the soil to the plant’s roots.

The eggshell alone is beneficial to your plant’s growth.

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Eggshells are rich in calcium. Your plant can benefit much from this mineral because it promotes root uptake and prevents any blossom end rot in your plant.

Here are some ways on how you can use eggs to nourish your soil.

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You can bury the egg as a whole.

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The egg will decompose and break down under the soil. Once it is broken down, it will release the vitamins and minerals of the egg to the soil. This may not be the most ideal, but this is an excellent way to supplement more protein on your plants.

If you love eggs for breakfast, you can crush the shells and mix them with your garden soil.

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You can either bury the eggshells like you do a whole egg or crush it and mix it with your soil. You can also sprinkle it on top of the soil if you like. The shells will eventually break down and distribute their calcium to the soil.

Another way is to use the eggshell as plant starters.

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You can use the eggshells that are only cracked at the top or with more space to accommodate your garden soil and seeds—plant as instructed in your seed packet. You can occasionally spray them to keep them moist and place them where there is sunlight.

You can also boil the eggshell for a “tea” and use it to water your plants.

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Boiling the shells can help extract the protein, potassium, and calcium out of the shells and into the water. Wash the shells and let them dry. Wipe any residue inside the shell but remember to keep the membrane intact if possible.

Crush the eggshells and boil two tablespoons of the shells in a gallon of water.

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Let it boil for 5-10 minutes. You can set the water aside and keep them in a spray bottle. Spray them on your plants and the soil. This makes it easier for the plants to absorb the nutrients from the eggs.

See? It isn’t too difficult.

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Tend to your plants as you usually would. The egg or eggshells are only meant to help you nourish your plants. Taking care of it is still in your hands.

Try these home hacks on your garden and see how your plant grows in a few weeks.

Get the full down-low on these benefits in the video below!

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Source: YouTube, GrowVeg, Steemit, Garden Know How, NCBI