How to Make Eggshell Water For Houseplants
Did you know that you could make eggshell water for houseplants and have your own organic plant food? You only need 3 things, eggshells, water and a container. I’m certain you have all three of those items available right now.
Organic plant food is always best. Because we make every effort to live frugally around here, I have been feeding my plants this Egg Shell Water for many years!
You cannot beat free and this organic plant food is essentially free! We are going to repurpose an empty milk jug and use our egg shells after making breakfast, cakes or whatever you may be using eggs in.
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Save your eggshells. I save mine in an empty egg container and keep them in the refrigerator until ready for use.
Egg Shell water does not need to be stored in the refrigerator. House plants prefer room temperature water. I store mine under the kitchen sink for easy access.
Carefully place the eggshells into your container. I use an empty milk jug. I don’t crush my eggshells first but you could pulverize them in a food chopper if you like.
Fill the container with water. Wait one day before using your eggshell water to feed your houseplants. Start with at least 3 to 6 eggs.
It smells terrible but your plants are going to love it. Refill with water after each use. Once you no longer smell the strong odor, that is when you know you need to either add more shells or make a new jug.
You can continue to add fresh eggshells to the same jug of water for several months. Unfortunately, repurposed milk jugs do not hold up like they used to. Over time, the milk jug will spring a leak. I found that out the hard way in recent years. Prevent that disaster by changing out your milk jug every few months.
This Pothos plant has been fed with Egg Shell Water for it’s entire life. It has been around for more than 10 years and continues to thrive.
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