What can you do with leftover calcium tablets?

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But if you stop taking calcium supplements and find yourself with a lot of leftover tablets, try feeding them to your plants. Your medicine cabinet may contain another potential source of calcium carbonate for your garden: antacid tablets.
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As a plant begins to lack calcium, new leaves start to curl at the edges. Another early sign of deficiency is yellow or brown spots on leaf edges. Eventually, the whole leaf will become dappled with these unpleasant spots.
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Calcium
  • milk, cheese and other dairy foods.
  • green leafy vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and okra, but not spinach.
  • soya beans.
  • tofu.
  • plant-based drinks (such as soya drink) with added calcium.
  • nuts.
  • bread and anything made with fortified flour.
  • fish where you eat the bones, such as sardines and pilchards.
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    A Guide to Calcium-Rich FoodsProduceServing SizeEstimated Calcium*Figs, dried2 figs65 mgBroccoli, fresh, cooked1 cup60 mgOranges1 whole55 mgSeafoodServing SizeEstimated Calcium*35 more rows.
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    Plants may be sprayed with calcium solution at the rate of 4 pounds of calcium nitrate or calcium chloride per 100 gallons of water (or four level tablespoons per gallon of water of water). This spray should be applied two or three times a week, beginning at the time the second fruit clusters bloom.
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    When you feed your plants, you can add plain yogurt at 2 oz per gallon of water, and molasses as well, for more calcium plus some carbohydrates, at a rate of 2 oz per gallon of water. Eggshells work well, but take a while to break down, so the calcium is not available to the plant right away..
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