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eggs + coffee.


Hey everyone,

Check out my latest video blog entry!  Make sure to write a comment -- I'd love to know what you think and whether you have any other (easy) tricks!

Hugs not Drugs,


Comments (19)

Thanks! And great question, Carolyn. I'm not sure, but I'll ask around and get back to you asap! If anyone who is reading this knows, let us know!! Thanks again!

Neshali replied to Carolyn | July 28, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Thanks, Nashali, for sharing your garden tips. I knew that egg shells and coffee are good for the soul, but I never knew I could combine them for pest control in the garden.

Have you any natural methods for keeping voles and moles from tunneling in my lawn? Would be much appreciated.

Carolyn | July 25, 2009 at 5:52 AM

What kind of rodents?

Neshali replied to darrell | July 13, 2009 at 1:55 PM

how can i stop rodents from eating my flowers?

darrell | July 10, 2009 at 1:58 PM


I'd like to say that egg shells are only a deterrent, but alas, it's the jagged edges of the broken shells that cut their skin, causing them to die of dehydration. Maybe just stick to coffee grounds! :)

Neshali replied to Tamara | July 8, 2009 at 10:06 PM

So, do egg shells kill slugs or do they just shy away from egg shells? See, I believe that slugs have feelings and I wouldn't want to be going around cleaning up dead slug bodies amongst the egg shells. Repellent? Or natural pesticide? LOL


Tamara | June 23, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Woah Nesh! Roses are flowers!? So informative. I really didn't know that you could use coffee grounds for nutrients. No one asked my mom back when we had a coffee shop... maybe I'll ask random people if they would like my used coffee grounds for their drug-free garden. Hehe. Great Idea!

Love the video, and the main actress!


Tamara | June 17, 2009 at 11:16 AM


Thanks, I'll let me dad know! I'll try and get some photos up soon!

Neshali replied to Hiromi | June 15, 2009 at 11:14 AM

OK, I'm loving the blog and video posts! For everyone reading the blog & comments, and watching the videos, make sure you tell your friends and family to log on...this stuff is too good to be only seen by a few!

Keep it up Nashali...!

Jason | June 11, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Sometime can you put some garden photos.It looks so beatiful from your video clips.

Hiromi | June 11, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Thanks for bringing that up, Hiromi!

Yes, using your used tea/tea bags (just make sure there isn't a staple or anything) is supposed to be really great for plants! You can stick it right in the soil or in your compost.

Your garden gets nitrogen from the tea leaves, and it also provides food for worms who in turn give you fertilizer back. All from a tea bag that you have already used!

Neshali replied to Hiromi | June 10, 2009 at 12:51 PM

What about tea? We are tea drinkers so I am wondering if I can put used tea bags in the soil too. I always use salt to kill my slugs next time I will use egg shells.
Good info

Hiromi | June 9, 2009 at 5:11 PM

Thanks for the tip! I scrounged thru my slimy compost last night, searching for eggshells. Could only find two but I dutifully ground them up and scattered them around my parsley. Take that slugs!

Lima | June 9, 2009 at 10:29 AM

Oh Todd.

mash, verb:
3. reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "mash the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"; "mash yo face"


Great video!

Sylvie replied to Todd | June 8, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Great! Tell me how it goes!

Just make sure you crush the shells into small pieces and not into a powder. It is the texture of the shells that deters slugs.

Neshali replied to Devin | June 8, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Do whatever feels right :)

Neshali replied to Todd | June 8, 2009 at 12:14 PM

I like the video. One question though: Am I supposed to "Smash" or "Mash" the eggshells. I think your dad suggested mashing them, but I think they would be easier to smash.

Todd | June 8, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Calvin and I LOVE this eggshell idea! We took video of some slugs that were chewing up our marigolds last we know what to try next.


Devin | June 8, 2009 at 10:50 AM

I had no idea you could do that with egg shells. easy! I'll be saving mine up and using them. Thanks Neshali.

Lisa | June 8, 2009 at 7:24 AM