Calcium from egg shells for the garden

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3. Fertilize Your Plants

If you are gardener, you’ve probably used agricultural lime to condition and nourish your soil. A highly beneficial additive that decreases soil acidity, agricultural lime boasts calcium carbonate as its main component.

Smiley face eggEggshells are 97 percent calcium carbonate and contain traces of other minerals, such as phosphorous, magnesium, sodium and potassium.

Considering the fact that you probably use eggs every day and that they are dirt-cheap compared to fertilizers, using eggshells in the garden should be a no-brainer.

Not only will eggshells nourish your plants with calcium and other minerals, they will prevent them from rotting, too.

  1. Boil and dry the shells from 12 eggs as described previously to thoroughly clean them. Twelve eggshells should be enough to fertilize the soil around 2 to 4 plants.
  2. Grind them in a coffee grinder or food processor to powder them. Alternatively, for gardening purposes, you can just put them in a plastic bag and crush them vigorously with your hands to powder them.
  3. Sprinkle the eggshell powder all over the soil around your plants.
  4. Use a rake to mix it into the soil. You can also wear gloves and mix it in with your hands.
  5. Water the area to help the eggshells seep into the soil and begin delivering nutrients to your plants.

Tomatoes, eggplants and peppers often rot due to calcium deficiency. This eggshell fertilizer will definitely help with that problem.

Adding this fertilizer to the holes usually found in potted plants and yet-to-grow seedlings also gives them the nutritional boost they need to grow healthy.

You can also sprinkle crushed eggshells (not powdered) around your plants as a thick, close barrier to deter slugs and other insects. The jagged edges of the crushed shells will irritate the skin of the insects and keep them at bay.

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Thirteen Foods for Focus

from Mother Earth Living

Eggs

“The incredible edible egg is one of the best sources of choline, an essential nutrient used to produce acetylcholine—a neurotransmitter that helps the brain form memories and concentrate. A long-term study by the Boston University School of Medicine found that subjects who had higher long-term choline intake performed better on memory tests. The average U.S. diet only provides about 300 milligrams of choline per day, falling short of the Recommended Dietary Allowance of 425 to 550 milligrams for adult women and men. One egg provides more than 100 milligrams of choline in the form of high-quality protein. If you decide to add eggs to your diet, choose organic, pasture-raised eggs for the best nutritional benefits. Research conducted by our sister magazine Mother Earth News found that, compared with official USDA nutrient data for commercial eggs, Eggs, brown eggseggs from hens raised on pasture may contain a third less cholesterol, a fourth less saturated fat, two-thirds more vitamin A, two times more omega-3 fatty acids, three times more vitamin E, seven times more beta carotene and four to six times as much vitamin D.”

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Green Leafy Vegetables

“According to a study published in Neurology, eating vegetables may help slow the rate of cognitive change in adults; green leafy vegetables had the strongest association with this improvement. Participants scoring in the top 20 percent of vegetable intake enjoyed a 38 percent lower rate of cognitive decline than participants in the bottom 20 percent. Bok choy, parsley, Romaine lettuce, spinach and turnip greens are excellent sources of the B vitamin folate, which was shown to help reduce brain atrophy in older adults in a recent clinical trial. Add leafy greens to salads, smoothies, sandwiches, casseroles, soups and stir-fries.”

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Green Tea

“Green tea is brimming with powerful antioxidants, and new research suggests that the brew may boost brainpower, as well. In a study published in the journal Psychopharmacology, subjects who consumed a drink containing a green tea extract performed better on memory tests; subsequent MRIs confirmed improved brain connectivity between the frontal and the parietal regions, which process visual and auditory information. Further research is needed to determine whether brewed green tea shares the same brain-boosting benefits as extracts, but sipping a daily cup of green tea may be an easy way to give your memory a boost.”

Lavender seeds added to my garden

Lavender seeds ordered March 12, 2016; received March 16, 2016; planted (by the moon) March 26, 2016.

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Lavender seeds ordered March twelve sixteen (2)Lavender seeds ordered March twelve sixteen

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Lavender is touted as a sleep remedy. Personally, I sprinkle a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil at the top of my sheet each night when I go to bed. Frankly, I don’t know if it helps because I also drink Chamomile with Lavender tea an hour before retiring. (Next purchase: Nighty Night or Nighty Night Valerian?) Furthermore, I wear a Philip Stein sleep bracelet. Honestly, I do not get a good night’s sleep and desperately try various remedies. Oh yes, I use Melatonin (from the health food store “free of gluten, wheat, daily, soy, corn, preservatives, artificial colors, and most common allergens”). ~~ Brain is busySomeone might say I have too much on my mind?! I’m always thinking about my garden and/or preparing blog messages!! Believe me, I’m not a hypochondriac; I don’t have a list of ailments. I just don’t get a good night’s sleep!! I’ve been practicing health and nutrition for almost forty years; I’m selective of the products I use. (Example: Heirloom seeds for my veggie garden.) 😉

Uses and Benefits of Lavender

Preparing to plant Lavender seedsThree planters prepared with seeds

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