Sunday, 5 October 2014

The Many Uses of a Burmese Egg Shell

This is bathroom of Sayadaw U Paññāvamsa's parents' home, photo by U Sarana.

U Sarana has shared the following interesting information:

"Egg-shells are, in Myanmar, used as a kind of non-soil fertilizer. They take a "used", empty egg-shell and cover with it a growing orchid (!!) so that it grows bigger and more beautiful. This is why you may see upside-down egg-shells in flowerpots when you visit some people's gardens. The egg-shells are actually washed and in pieces placed around the growing plant. These kinds of natural fertilizers are common in private houses, because it's cheap. In commercial agriculture, though, are used the commercial fertilizers."