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marija_jane's Avatar marija_jane 10:56 PM 11-05-2010
I just made clam chowder for the first time! (This was very exciting for me).

But now I have a huge pile of clam shells. Anyone have suggestions for what to do with them? Something eco-friendly to keep them out of the landfill?

cristeen's Avatar cristeen 11:04 PM 11-05-2010
I know ground oyster shells can be used in the garden...
serenbat's Avatar serenbat 11:13 PM 11-05-2010
in some plants--OK but you should check with your local garden center the can change the soil some are fine with it others it will add too much calcium

i use them for lots of herbs and other potted plants in place of rocks
robugmum's Avatar robugmum 11:58 PM 11-05-2010
take them back to the ocean
marija_jane's Avatar marija_jane 12:14 AM 11-06-2010
just toss them in??
robugmum's Avatar robugmum 12:53 AM 11-06-2010
I dunno, I do know that you are supposed to return oyster shells, why not clams? It makes sense...
marija_jane's Avatar marija_jane 02:42 AM 11-06-2010
That is a good idea. You are right, I think the ocean best knows how to deal with shells.
Sol_y_Paz's Avatar Sol_y_Paz 03:03 PM 11-06-2010
Originally Posted by marija_jane View Post
I just made clam chowder for the first time!
Sounds delicious.
How was it?
Rosehip's Avatar Rosehip 11:59 PM 11-07-2010
If you have a dirt or gravel driveway, throw them there
marija_jane's Avatar marija_jane 06:27 PM 11-08-2010
The clam chowder turned out great

we live in NYC so we would get a fine if we tossed them out front, but I can totally see people doing that in less populated areas!