I decided to do an update once I got all my seeds ready to go for the grow table I built. I saved all my eggshells for a couple weeks and even stole some from other people. When you’re using eggshells for seed starters try to crack them at the end of one end to lop off the top. Gives you more room for you and the seeds to work with.
I like Easter! Ok that’s not really the reason. Eggshells are made from CaCO3. or Calcium Carbonate. (Geology nerd infobit: Limestone is too!) So when you add eggshells to your garden they add calcium as well. If you think about it this way, eggs are little containers for the nourishment of the embryo. Should be good for other stuff shouldn’t it? They are also super convenient to use since they’re a container in themselves and you can put them directly in the ground after.
Other ingredients I use:
Epson Salts – I’m not really sure why. I have read many conflicting reports on these. Some say they help growth and some say they do nothing. I add them just in case. Plus I bought a gigantic container of them a while back and need to use them up. A little extra Magnesium isn’t a bad thing anyway.
Coffee grounds – We drink a ton of coffee in this house. Dark roast, medium roast, with honey, with sugar and milk. Every combination imaginable. We get a lot of coffee grounds because of it. This adds Nitrogen to the soil (N for you chemistry nerds) Some people add the whole filter and everything to their garden. I just do the grounds and throw the filter in my compost bin.
Soil – I buy the cheap basic stuff as I’m adding in my own stuff to it. Also because I am a student and really lack money. (Hey there’s ad’s on the side! You should click them and feed a starving student)