Post by desertwoman on May 5, 2021 18:27:41 GMT -5
Since powdered milk is so expensive I had a thought run across this ol 'brain. What if we ground egg shells into a powder, in the magic bullet (or the like) ,and used that for the calcium? I've started saving egg shells , separately from the compost bucket, and will give it a try- unless anyone has some thoughts on why that wouldn't be a good idea.
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Post by Wheelgarden on May 5, 2021 18:43:22 GMT -5
I used to do that with eggshells, and had a little dedicated coffee grinder for that purpose...worked well with no problems. I currently use ground calcium tablets in place of powdered milk, but the only problem I could imagine from using eggshells would be raising soil pH a bit. Shouldn't matter in the mix. Go for it.
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