There is a great need to save water nowadays. This includes such wasteful practices as immediately pouring out the water after boiling hard-boiled eggs. It can be used in other ways. In particular, it is excellent for watering houseplants. Wait a few minutes for it to cool down sufficiently and then go on watering. What makes boiled egg water special and why is it worth using? Find out in this article.
Adding calcium to the soil
During cooking, a certain amount of calcium is released from the eggshell. This is further used for plant nutrition. It is a very important element in the soil, where sufficient and acceptable levels also help to improve the uptake of other nutrients, thus ensuring balanced and healthy plant growth in all aspects. Adding calcium to the soil also helps to maintain a suitable pH to avoid unwanted drift towards overly acidic values.
How do you water plants with boiled egg water?
The procedure is very simple. Once the eggs are cooked, carefully remove them and allow the water to cool. Then use the amount you normally water your plants. And what to do when you have just watered the plants before boiling the eggs? In this case, pour the water into the compost heap, where it will also work well to encourage proper soil activity.
Egg shells are similarly useful
You’ll also find practical uses for peeled shells from boiled eggs. For example, you can use them for the following purposes:
- Protecting plants from slugs
- In compost to replenish calcium
- In crushed form, they can help with daily calcium intake in humans
- Suitable as a supplement to chicken feed
In short, eggs have many uses. And if you know how to do it, you won’t even create any unnecessary waste and make the most of everything. With the help of these practical hints and tips, you’ll get even closer to an environmentally friendly household.