Hey, this Justin at the Red Bird Mission Grow Appalachia. Spring has really came finally, the days have been beautiful and the gardens are dry enough to till.
This week we have been helping our members clear off and till their gardens.
The cover crops that we gave out last year were growing great.
Crushed egg shells add valuable nutrients to soil. Calcium is essential for cell growth in all plants. Calcium is especially important for fast growing plants because they quickly deplete the surrounding soil of calcium. Egg shells should be washed before you place them in a compose or into your garden.
Make sure you crush the egg shells before you add them to your garden. Egg shells that are not crushed will break down very slowly.