Organic Gardening - How to Deter Slugs and Snails With Eggshells
I have something in common with slugs...we both love hostas and vegetable gardens. But, there is something they hate that I love - eggs. They slink away from eggs shells as soon as they feel the sharp edges!
Snails and slugs hate anything that's sharp or rough, so you can save your eggshells and use them underneath your plants to deter them! It really works. Coffee grounds and several other things works as well, and are mentioned in the article link.
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Carey on Aug 30, 2021
I didn't have problems with the egg shells attracting critters but I did discover that feeding my dogs on the deck was a mistake! I went out one night just as it was getting dark prepared to make sure my dogs had some food, and found myself facing a beautiful skunk! She stood there & looked at me, I looked at her & froze! She apparently decided that I was not a danger to her & she turned her back & jumped off the deck & disappeared into the darkness. A short time later (no longer feeding pets on the Deck!) we were sitting on our deck to see a mother skunk come onto our lawn with her two kits to use our leaking sprinkler as a water fountain. We decided not to fix the leak and many nights that summer we enjoyed the Skunks as they came to drink from that sprinkler. They never bothered us, and we kept the dog in when the skunks might appear. They never ventured into the fenced back yard where the dog was free, so we had no conflict with them at all. Just a wonderful experience watching the local wildlife!
Carey on Apr 18, 2022
The one thing that I don’t like about putting the egg shells out in my garden, they were like a white beacon. But I just realized that there is a really good solution to that, I will, this year, use food coloring to color the egg shells, maybe even easter egg dye would be an option -another way to use the rest of that a color when dying easter eggs.
After the mad cow disease issue happened we were warned about using bone meal under our bulbs. So I have been grinding egg shells up in a blender and using that instead of bonemeal. Now I have two uses for all those egg shells that I have been breaking up and putting in containers for my garden! & I don’t even have to grind them all up!