USES FOR EGGSHELLS
Next time you make scrambled eggs, don’t throw those eggshells out. Here are some tips for reusing them:
• Crush finely and scatter around your seedlings and plants to keep snails and slugs away. They hate the sharp surfaces of the shells.
• Add an eggshell to your coffee grounds to make your coffee less bitter.
• Use half an eggshell as a biodegradable seedling container. Place seed-raising mix in the half shell, plant a seed in it and place it back in the egg carton. When the seeds have sprouted, you can plant the whole lot in the garden.
• If you have chickens, feed them the eggshells to increase their calcium intake. Wash the eggshells and let them dry, then put them in a 100oC oven for two hours to dry out. When cool, whiz them in your food processor until fine. Offer them to your hens.