Homemade Miracle Grow Water

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Homemade Miracle Grow Water

I grew up in a stinky kitchen.

The wash room in my grandmother’s house was a small hallway between the kitchen and the back door. It was a room that did much more than the laundry.

My grandmother put the surface of her washer to good use, and I don’t mean for setting laundry on. She would grow sprouts, start seeds and make egg water. And yes, the egg water was stinky. It often smelled up the entire kitchen.

Eventually, Oma realized she should just store it outside on the stoop. But by that time, I had grown up with it and was accustomed to the smell.

It’s amazing stuff though. Regardless of where you keep it, it does AMAZING things for plants! They grow faster and stronger with each watering. The sulphur truly helps.

And the best part is that it’s totally easy to make!

Homemade Miracle Grow Water

All you have to do is keep a container or pitcher with water in it and crumble up your egg shells (I use a ladle to stomp it down) into the water every time you make eggs. Over time, the eggs will fill up the bucket and you’ll have some nice, stinky Homemade Miracle Grow Water to water with.

I promise, it’s not completely intolerable. While it does stink, it’s manageable. So if you want to give your plants an extra boost, don’t toss out those egg shells! Crush them up and dump them in some water!

One thing to remember though, is that over time, the stink will go away. You can refill the bucket with water using the same egg shells, over and over until they don’t stink any longer. At that point, you know you need new egg shells. You actually WANT them to stink!

Go ahead and try it. Just do yourself a favor and keep it outside. Those you live with will appreciate it.

Homemade Miracle Grow Water

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  1. I do the same thing, but I use a milk jug so I can keep it closed and prevent it stinking up the house. This is also a great deer repellant!

    1. Jami – Yes! A milk jug is a great alternative! We don’t have deer in my area, but that’s good to know! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Thank you for let us know what to do with the eggs shells, I used to crush it and put it in my plants, Iโ€™m going to try with water for my tomatoes, basil rosemary peas
    Thank you so so much always looking for something new to grew stronger veggies

  3. Great idea! I use the water from boiled eggs on my houseplants and out doors when I have enough, but never thought to make it by soaking egg shells!

  4. I use egg shells in the soil before I plant any plant . First I treat the soil before i plant mix shells up good in soil the plant plant.

  5. When my egg shells don’t stink anymore, I let them dry out, crush them up as small as possible and sprinkle them around my plants. They kill all sorts of insects you DONT want in your garden, and it doesn’t effect the bugs you DO want! (Diatamatious earth does the same thing, if you’re familiar with using that) Those stinky old egg shells can go a pretty long way!

        1. I’ve read that a diy snake ‘repellent’ is to spread sulphur so with the egg shells producing sulphur would mean you have a snake repellent as well ~ win win
          (Australia – where we have alot of snakes)

  6. Iโ€™m going to try this too! I did put some in my tomato plants this year but I think the water will do wonders for all the plants!

  7. My mom used this egg shell water when I was kid. It would smell bad but the plants were beautiful. I had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder. I will start making it today.

  8. I blend egg shells, coffee grounds and banana peels in a blender or nutri bullet with water and pour that on my garden. You could blend them and add to a larger container with wood ash and some epsom salt and it makes an awesome weekly feeding.

  9. Would you say it smells outside around these plants for a few days after? Will my yard smell like egg? ๐Ÿคจ

  10. Hi Tiffany, Thank you for the ‘heads up’ on egg shell water; have previously only crushed the shells and added them to the compost heap. Now will give your method a ‘go’!
    Many thanks – Doug

  11. Hi Tiffany, my name is Jeannette from Pretara, South Africa. I just read your article and it is a answer to what I am trying. In a large bucket I’ve put all kinds of veggies/fruit peals and eggshells added water to use on my plants. Thank you.

  12. Hi Tiffy.
    Calling yo grandma Oma and verandah, “stoop”, Tells me u r south african. ?
    Anyway I save the egg shells, rinsed off then when its enuf to fill d oven tray I bake it good to kill bacteria before crushing for use in garden.
    I wonder if these baked shells can b used in yo water soaking method?

    1. Jesmina – I’m actually mostly German! But born and raised in the states. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t think baked shells will have the same effect. That being said, I’ve never tried it before. Your best bet is to stick them in some water and see if they get nice and stinky!

  13. I was wondering if you can use the egg shell water throughout the fall and winter months when plants aren’t growing as much.

  14. I have never read or heard about this technique but I live in the desert and my poor plants need all the nutrition they can get! Thank you so much for your very informative article. I will be saving my egg shells from now on and keeping them in water to pour on my plants. I’m hoping to have a small but mighty vegetable garden next year!