Adding Eggshells and Coffee Grounds to Garden Soil

Anonymous added on November 5, 2014 | Answered

I have heard that adding eggshells and coffee grounds to garden soil in beneficial. If so, please let me know what the benefits are. Also, would I need to crush the shells or will they disintegrate naturally? Thank you.

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Answered on November 6, 2014

Yes, they are very good for the garden. This article will have more information on coffee grounds:

Eggshells are beneficial because they add calcium, which is particularly good in vegetable gardens, as it helps to prevent blossom end rot. You do not need to break them up, but they will compost faster if they are broken up. You can also compost them. Here is more info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/eggshells-in-the-garden.htm

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