Applying fertilizer is necessary so that your plants can get the nutrients they need to reach their full potential. Surely, you can buy commercial fertilizers but that will only bring extra costs—and some are just so hazardous to use.
However, there are certain fertilizers that are very cost-efficient and ideal for organic gardens. And one of those is the homemade eggshell fertilizer. That’s right! Eggshells are rich in calcium and nitrogen, which make them great for your plants.
There are two ways to create your DIY eggshell fertilizer: the liquid and dry method.
For the liquid method, simply get some eggshells and put them in a jar full of water. Set the jar aside for at least a month, but you can continue to add as many eggshells as you like during this time. Once the soaking period is up, you can add one cup of the eggshell solution to a gallon of water and then use it to water your garden plants.
For the dry method, gather your used eggshells, rinse them out, and let them dry in the sun. Once they’re ready, simply put them in a plastic bag and crush them. When all the eggshells are crushed, simply sprinkle them over your garden plants and mix them in a little with the soil. This will give your plants the nutrients they need to grow stronger and healthier.
You can do either methods, but if you want to get the full benefits of your homemade eggshell fertilizer, try applying both to your garden. Water them with the eggshell liquid and sprinkle the crushed shells on top of your soil for the best results.
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