Will Egg Shells for Fertilizer Help a Plant Grow Faster?

Egg shells will not help a plant grow faster because the nutrients they provide must go through the process of mineralization where they are broken down into a more usable form. This process can vary in length of time based on soil, temperature and moisture conditions.

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