How can I reuse or recycle pistachio shells?
Oh lovely pistachio nuts. How sweet and salty your squishy insides are. How tough and protective your hard outsides are.
We’ve got a whole bowlful of the pistachio nut shells with no idea what to do with them.
We’re reluctant to just throw them on the compost heap because it seems such a waste to just ask them to rot down again (and they’ll probably take ages anyway) but that’s a last resort I guess.
- Reuse – Practical: Use them at the bottom of plant pots to help drainage.
- Reuse – Creative: They can be made into rattles (in an old tin can or cardboard tube depending on how loud you want it) or instead of seashells wind chimes.
- Recycle: Smash them up a bit and spread them around the garden – to start with, the sharp edges will deter slugs and snails and eventually the shells will break down into compost and feed your soil.
- See the comments below for more suggestions and ideas