Easy Egg Problem Solvers

Did you know that eggs and eggshells can help you grow lusher lawns and greener gardens? Just see our tips below! They may sound funny, but just wait ‘til you see what they can do!
  • Make your soil more alkaline with ground eggshells! This allows plants to absorb its nutrients more easily.
  • Boost your compost pile by tossing in nitrogen-rich eggshells.
  • Fend off blossom-end rot that attacks your squash, tomatoes, peppers, or watermelon crops: First, give them a dose of organic mulch, and then, each time you water, press a handful of ground eggshells into the soil around each plant.
  • End your fly frustrations by beating 1 egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of molasses and a pinch of black pepper. Pour the mixture into jar lids or shallow cans, and set them around your house. The flies will fly in, and they won’t take off again.
  • Teach dilly-dallying deer to leave your trees and shrubs alone: Puree 2 tbsp. of ground cayenne pepper, 2 tbsp. of hot pepper sauce, 2 eggs, and 2 cloves of garlic, and 2 cups of water in a blender. Let it sit for two days. Then pour it around your plants, or apply it with a handheld sprayer.

Empty egg cartons also come in handy! Check out these nifty tricks:

  • Start seeds: Fill an egg carton with starter mix, and plant your seeds according to the packet directions. At transplant time, cut the carton sections apart and put ‘em in the ground.
  • Start your spuds indoors, where they are more likely to sprout. Empty paper egg cartons make the perfect starter pots.
  • Cool your sunburn: Separate the top and bottom halves of a plastic egg carton and pour milk into each compartment. Pop the sections into the freezer, and whenever you need relief from sunburn, pull out a “milksicle” and rub it over the affected skin.
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