Save The Water Used To Boil Eggs For Your Houseplants

April 12, 2019

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Many find dyeing Easter eggs as a fun family tradition. Whether you're boiling eggs to decorate or to eat in the morning, a smart tip you can use is to save your egg water for your plants. Plants love calcium and it is essential for keeping the pH level balanced in the soil. Egg shells contain calcium and leaving eggshells boiling in hot water for a while is a great way to steep out the calcium into the water. After you boil a bunch of eggs in their shells, the water left over is more calcium-rich than ever, and not a bad option to repurpose for watering your houseplants. You want to make sure that you let the water return to room temperature before you add it to your plants’ soil. There’s a catch, of course. And the catch here is: Your houseplants are probably already OK. Potting soils have a pH that is already pretty close to neutral, so if your plants have been potted or re-potted in the last several years, chances are the pH is fine for your plant’s health. However if you were just going to throw that egg water down the drain, why not repurpose it to water your plants instead?

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SOURCE: Apartment Therapy

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