Growing Green

Eggs and Coffee? Breakfast anyone?

Garden Amendments
Baked Eggshells to Go in the Garden

Two yummy amendments for the garden.  D-lish!  Break those egg shells up by baking them at whatever temperature for however long you want.  I usually stick them in a bowl covered in aluminum foil (so I don’t have to clean baked egg off my dishes) and throw them in whenever I am preheating the oven to cook something else.  Then, when they are slightly browned, you can take them out and put them in a little baggie and have some super fun smashing them all to bits (or let your kids do it).  The baking idea was from my mother-in-law.  Before, I tried to just let them dry and then shred them in my food processor, but they never broke up well.  My mother-in-law, by the way, is super amazing.  Then sprinkle in the garden.  Yum!

If you are a coffee drinker, or even if you are not but don’t mind asking your local coffee shop to save you some grounds for a day like I did (thank you Moxie Java!), you can sprinkle those in too.  I have heard that you shouldn’t put in too many grounds though, just a sprinkle here and there.  I have never had any problems before overdoing it, but I suppose you COULD.

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