How to make an eggshell tea fertilizer for plants

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How to make an eggshell tea fertilizer for plants

Currently, the trend is organic compounds, and at home there are surely many that we can use and that can be done simply and with few elements.

Organic fertilizer is usually made from plant or animal waste, for example: in manure or compost. They can also be highly processed products based on compost or manure.

No matter what type of plant, vegetable, fruit, flower, tree or shrub the farmer wishes to nurture, organic fertilizer is by far the safest and most effective way to promote healthy growth and mass production.

Here is how to make an eggshell fertilizer for your plants, in an ecological and environmentally friendly way.

You need:

  • 2 liters of water.
  • Shells of 6 eggs.
  • Epson salt or magnesium sulfate.
  • Plastic bottle.
  • Strainer.
Organic fertilizer for plants


  1. Use the eggshells with the inner membrane.
  2. In a pot place 2 liters of water and bring to the fire until it boils.
  3. Place the shells in a mortar and try to crush them very well. Sand type or similar.
  4. Once the water starts to boil, add the crushed eggshells and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Also add about 15 grams or 1 tablespoon of Epson salt (very rich in magnesium).
  6. Remove from heat and place the pot in a cool, dry place.
  7. Cover the pot and let sit for 24 hours.
  8. After this time, you will proceed to strain the preparation and pour the strained water into a plastic bottle.
  9. Do not throw away the residues that remain in the strainer, because they are used for plants, such as to prevent snails or slugs from approaching.
  10. With the water from the bottle you will proceed to water the plants at least once a month.
  11. If you have leftover water in the bottle, you can store it in a shady place and use it again.
  12. Just keep in mind to shake it before using it.

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