C asks about eggshells in compost:
“David – I would love to hear your opinion on eggshells in compost.We save our egg shells, in a container of vinegar. We roughly crush them, and once the container is full, we spread them out on our pasture. I would also like to add some egg shells to our compost. However, multiple YouTube videos warn to bake/sanitize the shells first to kill the bacteria. 🤔But, what are YOUR thoughts on egg shell bacteria and the battle between it and the general soil bacteria in compost? “
I throw them right in. It’s ridiculous to take another step – nature is very good at composting whatever you put into the pile. Don’t worry about the “rules.”
I throw chicken bones, eggshells, lasagna, etc., in my compost. It all breaks down just fine, and God has graciously provided us with millions of species of microorganisms that compete and cooperate and all manage to safely break things down into humus.
All the best,