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    I keep reading that you should keep egg shells and put them in your potted
    plants cause they have nutrients and are also lighter than rock. My

    question is: Are you supposed to wash them first? Enlightened in Kansas
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    I never have washed them first. I put them outside in my flowerbeds, too.
    Sometimes when my eggs are outdated, I also crush the shells and the eggs, and
    add them to the soil. Works wonders. I also use banana peels for my Roses.
    I remember several years ago, my neighbors laughing at me, when I planted glads
    along side the dividing fence, in almost sand like soil. I got the last laugh
    when my glads came up.
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    Do you grind up the egg shells and banana peels in a blender or
    something? Last year I chushed up some egg shells and sprinkled it
    around my plants and the big peices just seem to stay on top and
    visitable all summer. Was just wondering if I did something wrong. How
    often do you do it?
    Thanks so much for your advice,


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    My grandmother always put her egg shells in the flower beds- just
    crunched up to about the size of a pencil eraser...she said the
    minerals helped the plants, and that the rough, sharp edges on the
    shells discouraged slugs...

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    I read this in one of these groups about a flower bush or plant growing well
    outside a hairdresser's shop because she gave the plants the hair from the shop.
    It wouldn't hurt.
    Cindy in AL
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    well there is a company that is making fertilizers for plants about the
    size of the bottom of the pot made out of human hair!!
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    When our bananas go bad or what the kids seems to think are bad, I give one
    or two to my staghornfern. My neigbors had laughed at me for this for years
    but it seems to make it grow like a weed. LOL

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    My Mom was into organic gardening long before it became really popular. Like
    I am talking about forty or more years ago. We did not have a garbage
    disposal, but did not need one. All vegetable peelings, and left over greens,
    like
    the outer leaves of cabbage was all cut up and buried in a spot in the yard.
    This included egg shells, and coffee grounds. Then, when it was time to plant
    things in the spring she would use the dirt from that area. Let me tell you,
    she had one great green thumb. She also made her own organic earth. I don't
    know her formula, but she would take the earth, and add bone meal, and other
    stuff, then she baked it in the oven to sterilize it.

    Nadine
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