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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/23/2017, 10:46 am

@donnainzone5 wrote:CN and LM,

I've been using the cooled water from hard-boiled eggs for some time now.  It does seem to help.  I've had no BER, for example.

I use it in my soup. I don't have BER either.
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Post  sanderson on 5/24/2017, 3:22 am

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The shells and water from hard boiled eggs! I can go with this.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/24/2017, 9:49 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:CN and LM,

I've been using the cooled water from hard-boiled eggs for some time now.  It does seem to help.  I've had no BER, for example.
Do the shells in compost pie, lazy method.  Never thought about the used water
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Post  donnainzone5 on 5/24/2017, 10:09 pm

Scorpio,

Compost pile, yes, but smashed/crunched into small pieces to facilitate composting.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/25/2017, 10:35 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:Scorpio,

Compost pile, yes, but smashed/crunched into small pieces to facilitate composting.
Yep, I smash them up too.  They really do decompose!
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Post  yolos on 5/26/2017, 1:00 am

I wash mine.  Then toast them in the oven to make them very brittle.  Then run them thru a coffee grinder.  I use them in my worm bin mixed up with the food I put in the bin.
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 5/27/2017, 3:47 pm

We microwave ours for 1 1/2 minutes.  It kills the germs and crisps the shells.  Then if I want it to be absorbed quickly I put it into my magic bullet in the smallest sized container and powderize them.  Then we just put it into our compost pail and it gets mixed into the compost.

Howeve, if you have snail or slug problems you can break them into small to medium sized pieces and place them at the top of soil around plants you want to protect.  The sharp edges deter the snails as it hurts them to crawl over them.
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Post  sanderson on 5/28/2017, 3:31 am

I read about using the water and shells from hard boiling eggs.  I boiled 4 eggs tonight, planning on cooling the water and pouring it in the big tomato bed tomorrow.  I got the ice water and slotted spoon ready and left the room.  DH took the eggs out and put them in the ice water when the timer went off.  And poured the water down the drain!  Shocked  Well, it's a long summer of salads so I'm sure I will have more.  Wink

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Post  countrynaturals on 5/28/2017, 10:47 am

@audrey.jeanne.roberts wrote:We microwave ours for 1 1/2 minutes.  It kills the germs and crisps the shells.  Then if I want it to be absorbed quickly I put it into my magic bullet in the smallest sized container and powderize them.  Then we just put it into our compost pail and it gets mixed into the compost.

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Good to know, Audrey. I can always use a backup plan against slugs. Twisted Evil
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