Monthly Archives: March 2016

Tomato-Related Public Service Announcement!

Save your Easter eggs—

Or at least their shells! Popping out of my hibernation for a timely reminder that though tomato season is (sadly) months away, you can invest in your tomato plant future by saving egg shells.  I usually start right around Easter every year.  First I grind them in batches and keep them in a plastic bag in the freezer.

To use them, crush them into a fine powder and place some of that powder in the hole that in which you transfer your baby tomato plant.

Why?  The calcium in the eggshells can help prevent blossom end rot!

So keep those colorful eggshells (and the not so colorful ones, too) and sprinkle a handful of pulverized shells when planting your tomatoes this year.