Friday, June 18, 2010

Treading On Egg Shells

We have been busy saving egg shells.

First we let them all dry out.

Then we stomp on them.

And then, we end up with all theses lovely little bits

Why do we do this?

Hopefully it will keep these little varmits away from
the seedlings in the spring.
You sprinkle the broken egg shells around the new plants,
the snails don't like crawling across them to get to their dinner.
If we start saving now, we should have plenty
in a few months time.
(You can also use sawdust, but thats not as much fun)

There is a great review of a childrens book
"Who grew my soup" at
where I have been playing along

Better go, have Stitch and bitch at my house tonight.
Jacqueline :)


  1. Bloody slugs!
    I swaer by the beer traps. have you tried them?
    have a great and warm weekend and a great night tonight. X

  2. What a lovely lesson for your kids.

    Strangely we don't see many snails around our garden but will definately get my kiddlywinks doing this if we ever get an outbreak of them.

    Thank you for sharing.

  3. What a great idea and always good to be prepared. It looks like a lot of fun crushing those shells. Have a great weekend:)

  4. It does look like alot of fun getting the egg shells ready for the garden. If I ever have a problem with snails I know what to do.

  5. Love the shot of the little boots on the shells...great idea to do this far ahead of time!

    Wonderful post, Kim

  6. I feel your pain. We lost just about every strawberry to those pests. I used the eggshells, the beer, and (finally) wood ashes.

  7. Fantastic, the kids will love doing that. What a great idea.

  8. What a great idea, excellent fun!

  9. ooh I dont know if we have snails here?? dont think I've ever seen any but I will remember this. Yesterday we talked again of our dream garden, I think we are getting closer to actually DOING something!

  10. great veggies tip. i had no idea!! your little one must have loved all that crunching! xo m.

  11. Hey! Just letting you know that you won 'Who Grew My Garden' come on over for details! Kim


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