Come rain or shine, POD’s planting tomatoes this weekend. In an effort to prep the soil as thoroughly as possible, a few crumbled eggshells will lend some calcium to the mix. Just like healthy bones need plenty calcium to maintain structural integrity, so do healthy tomatoes (and peppers).
Tomatoes (and peppers) have a nasty habit of coming down with blossom end rot, a disgusting-looking rotting/fungus that rears its ugly head at the blossom end of the fruit or vegetable as its beginning to mature.
Now, the whole eggshell-into-mix may well be an old wives’ tale, but someday POD will be an old, old wife.