What do you do with your Egg Shells? As a baker, it’s not unusual for me to be cracking open 100 eggs a week and throwing away the shells just seemed like a waste as well as taking up valuable space in the food bins. Even if you don’t use quite as many eggs as me I have a great way to turn your egg shells into an eco friendly pest control for the garden.
Once you’ve cracked your eggs place them in a baking tray or roasting dish, no need to wash them out. Place them in the oven for about 20 mins on a medium heat, this will dry them out and allow them to become hard and brittle. If you want to be extra eco friendly and not turn the oven on and use electric just for this purpose, pop them on the bottom shelf when you are cooking something else.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then its the fun bit, place them in a plastic bag and with a rolling pin bash the life out of them until they are small pieces.
Now here’s where they can be used in the garden, sprinkle the crushed mix around plants such as Hostas which the slugs and snails just love, they can’t cross over the egg shells as the edges are sharp, so it keeps your plants looking lush and green. Egg shells also contain lots of nutrients so you’ll be putting back some goodness into the soil.
The egg shells will keep for ages in a plastic bag so you’ll have a supply all summer and never need to buy a slug pellet again.