Forcing Bulbs in Eggshells

March 13, 2013

It is hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner. The chickens have begun to resume their regular laying patterns. Yesterday, I discovered that all the hens had laid an egg. The egg cartons are filling fast and my fridge is abundant with eggs. Earlier this week, I found myself making a couple of quiches for dinner. Sometimes, I feed the empty eggshells back to the hens, other times I crush them and sprinkle them in the garden to help add nutrients to the soil and deter slugs. But during springtime, you can find me forcing miniature spring bulbs like Grape Hyacinth, Tete-A-Tete Daffodils and Crocus in the chicken’s beautiful eggshells.  To learn more about the “how-tos” of this project head on over to HGTV Gardens, where I have shared all the instructions.

 

Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest

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Melissa

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  1. Thank you so much everyone for all of your lovely comments. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed this post. Thank you for linking up too! I just have so much fun with these hops.~Melissa

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