Growing a garden is an excellent idea, but it doesn’t take the pests a very long time to move in. As soon as your garden starts to produce, the pests show up for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You have a few choices for keeping these pests out of the garden, but one of these choices might surprise you.
What’s for Breakfast?
You have quite a few tasty choices for breakfast every morning and one of those choices just might keep those pests out of your garden. Don’t throw your egg shells in the trash or the garbage disposal. You might be able to use them to keep those nasty pests out of your garden for good! Here’s how you do it.
Step One: Make yourself some tasty scrambled eggs or a big fluffy omelet. After you are done enjoying your tasty breakfast, leave the egg shells in a bowl in the sun. You want the egg shells nice and dry. Once the egg shells are nice and dried out, it is time to turn them into a fine powder. You can use a coffee grinder if you would like. The idea is to grind the egg shells as fine as possible.
Step Two: Take your freshly ground egg shell powder and sprinkle it all around your garden. Sprinkle it on the ground and at the base of any plants that are currently growing. You can also use your egg shell powder to cover the plants themselves by sprinkling a little on the leaves.
If you happen to see some pests in the garden while you are applying your egg shell powder, don’t be afraid to sprinkle them directly with the egg shell powder. Most pests like slugs and beetles do not like egg shell powder and they will quickly abandon your garden.
Egg Shells Are Good for Your Garden
Don’t worry, your newly crushed egg shells are really good for your new garden. Not only are they a good organic pest control, but crushed egg shells are also an excellent fertilizer. With crushed egg shells you can keep the pests out of your garden and help your garden grow even quicker all at the same exact time!