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Basmah Qazi

Why you should never throw out your boiled egg water

Why you should never throw out your boiled egg water

You may be sitting there thinking boiled eggs and gardening have nothing in common, but we’re about to prove you wrong.

If you’re a plant lover and also enjoy digging into a soft-boiled egg on a Sunday morning, then you’ll be pleased to know that the water used for boiling acts as a healthy drink for your house plants.

Why you ask? Well plants love calcium, and with egg-shells being a breeding ground for calcium, the water ends up containing a huge dose of the healthy mineral, according to Apartment Therapy.

It’s a bit like when you boil vegetables and the vitamins remain in the water.

Providing calcium to your plants is a good way to keep the pH levels in check – a neutral pH is between 6.0 and 6.5 – and gives plants the healthiest environment to flourish.

And while egg water won’t revive a dead plant back to life (let’s be realistic here), it will ensure that your already healthy plant lives a long life.

But before feeding your plants egg water, make sure it’s cooled down to room temperature before pouring.