Here’s a fantastic, easy idea we just came across – how to use eggshells to plant seeds. I love this one. There are numerous benefits to this idea:
1) You don’t have to uproot the seeds when it comes to time to plant them out – simply crack the shells and the roots will grow through! This saves you from potentially damaging the young seedlings – and the shells will break down.
2) The eggshells are biodegradable, so there is no waste.
3) The seeds benefit from the nutrients in the eggshells. Eggshell contains a good quantity of bioavailable minerals – especially calcium; a mineral that is not only essential for humans, but essential to all stages of plant growth.
4) You don’t have to use plastic pots, so it’s eco-friendly! Another win for the zero-waste home
5) It’s free!
6) It’s fun!
This is a great tutorial with lots of pictures. Why not give it a go and let us know how you get on. Here is the link to the full tutorial: http://www.17apart.com/2012/01/how-to-plant-seeds-using-eggshells.html
I’m about ready for an omelette!
South Korean officials: 9 confirmed dead, 287 missing in ferry sinking
AP: The coast guard said it found two more bodies off the southern coast of South Korea, bringing the confirmed death toll to nine after a ferry flipped on its side on Wednesday.
Many expect the number to rise as rescuers search for 287 passengers still missing. Strong currents and bad visibility have hampered rescuers Thursday.
The ferry had more than 450 people on board, mostly high school students, when it sank.
Photo: South Korean Coast Guard officers try to rescue missing passengers from a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Yonhap)
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