Thursday, 17 January 2013

Don't Waste Those Egg Shells!

For those gardening egg lovers out there with slug problems, here's a good way to use up those egg shells.  I'm sure many of you already know, but spare a few egg shells from your compost, crush them up into small pieces and sprinkle around your leafy greens.  The annoying sharp pieces deter slugs as they try to make their way to your crops.  Eggs shells break down relatively quickly so you will need to replace them regularly.  It has seemed to work well for me, but other old tricks such as beer traps are also a good match.  Try combining the two if your slug situation is frightening.  

© Tasmaniasfeast 2013.

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