Eggs are an important source of high-quality protein for us humans—they're rich in vitamin D and minerals we need to live a long and healthy life. But we're not the only living things that can gain from one of the many benefits eggs can have—your house plants can, too.
Thanks to , we realized that our plants could actually use a little help from eggs—but not in the way you'd think. It turns out that the exterior of the egg, the eggshell, is a natural calcium source which is something that plants need to keep their pH balance in check.
When you boil eggs, either for Easter decorating or a healthy lunchtime snack, the calcium from those eggshells actually seeps into the water. By using this leftover liquid to water your plants, you'll be enriching them with some much-needed calcium—just make sure the water is back to room temperature before you use it.
Your plant's pH levels should usually be just fine, but you can get a to make sure. Although the hard-boiled egg water is far from magical, it can still have some benefits for your plant—especially if your plant's results come back super acidic. What an eggstraordinary find!
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