001 Crushed Egg Shells
Grower: Seven Springs Farm
Price: $1.75 ( 1/2 lb. bag)
%> Available (Exact): 3

For plants prone to damage by slugs and snails, such as tomatoes and marigolds, eggshells are a good line of defense. A layer of roughly crushed eggshells encircling plants is a deadly barrier to these hungry pests, as their soft bodies are eviscerated by the jagged edges. Using eggshells to deal with slugs and snails is a natural alternative to chemical products. A handful of crushed eggshells & epsom salts sprinkled in the bottom of the hole in the soil before setting in your tomato plants, will naturally enrich the soil, providing a slow, steady source of calcium, helping prevent blossom-end rot.