Eggshells have more uses than you can shake the Easter Bunny at. So when you and your kiddies are done with the Easter eggs next week, don’t throw the shells away. This list of what you can do with them is only the tip of the cottontail:

· Soak them in water overnight, and then water your plants with the calcium rich “tea.”

· Start seeds in eggshells. At transplant time, crack the shells and set the whole thing into the soil.

· Give them to the birds as a source of essential grit. Crumble the shells, and either mix them with the seed in your feeder or serve them as a side dish.

· Scatter crushed shells around plants to deter slugs, cutworms, and other crawling pests.