The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

By Bargi

Kentucky, United States Us

Do snail shells contain plant nutriants?



Not that I am aware of, if they do they will be of such minute quantities as to be of no use, if I see any empty shells I crush them up so that they can help a little with drainage, but I,d rather not see them, particularly when occupied, Derek.

19 Aug, 2012


The shells of snails, clams, oysters etc are mostly composed of calcium carbonate with only a small quantity of protein less than 2 percent.

19 Aug, 2012


calcium in itself probably helps to a degree .

22 Aug, 2012

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?