Reuse - Eggs
If you eat eggs, you may or may not be aware that egg boxes decompose well (providing that you are using a cardboard one) and so do eggshells.
However, if you are a gardener or grow your own veg you may not be aware of the benefits eggshells, and their packaging can provide you.
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A great example so far is using what you have, in this case, empty eggshells and cardboard packaging, and using it to help yourself, in this case, grow flowers or veg, and it doesn't affect nature in any way.
If you want to give it a go, simply fill the egg packaging with soil, or the eggshell if you have saved these, and plant your seeds in each space. If you are using egg shells you may want to create a few holes in the bottom so the water can drain out. At this time of the year you can place a lot of seeds outside without the need for a greenhouse, however, make sure to check the instructions first.
The benefits of using eggshells and/or egg boxes are:
- This way of growing seedlings is very eco-friendly, both the eggshells and egg boxes will decompose without affecting nature.
- If you use the empty eggshell to grow your seedling these can then be easily transplanted straight into the soil. The eggshell will decompose and help fertilise the soil.
- Eggshells are a great source of slow-release calcium and can also act as a buffer, essentially helping to prevent excessively acidic conditions from developing.
- By using the egg box you have an easy way of growing your seedlings, the same as using a seedling tray without using any plastic.
- This is not only environmentally friendly but extremely cost-effective!
There are plenty of helpful articles across the internet to help you on your way, however, if you have any questions please comment below.