|Egg shells (chicken and turkey)|
Right now we have 9 hens and one fantastic, wonderful, gentle and beautiful rooster named Romeo. He's truly the best rooster we've ever had. I never have to worry about the grandchildren when they are around him.
|Crush the egg shells|
After rinsing them out, I put the egg shells that I collect into a plastic bag and crush them into tiny pieces. Then take those out to the garden and bury the crushed shells around the base of my plants, or just dig a shallow furrow near a row of plants and then cover with dirt.
|Bury them near your plants|
These shells provide a boost of calcium, and I've read that they are especially good for tomatoes. I did have a fantastic tomato year in 2015, so maybe these egg shells had something to do with it.
Some articles suggest putting crushed shells in the holes before you transplant your little tomato plants, but I never can plan that far ahead. The method I use seems to work, in either case it takes a few months for the egg shells to start breaking down in the soil.
You could just throw them into your compost pile, too, and during the winter that's what I usually do.
Today's scrumptious egg casserole - this one has onion, red peppers, spinach, jalapeno and grated
cheese. I usually use whatever I have on hand as far as veggies!