Southwest Gardening forum: whole raw eggs in the soil

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tucsonplumeriaz
Sep 21, 2010 12:44 PM CST
okay, have any of you ever heard rooting cuttings with raw eggs buried in the soil?

ppl are having great success rooting plumeria cuttings this way. you can even put the whole raw eggs in pots with plants that already have roots. there is not bad smell. just don't go digging up the egg before all the contents are used up.
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GardenGuyAZ
Sep 21, 2010 1:06 PM CST
Can't say that I have, but anythings worth a try once :)

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tucsonplumeriaz
Sep 21, 2010 1:10 PM CST
well, you know how egg shells are good for roses. now you have the whole package. lol
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GardenGuyAZ
Sep 21, 2010 1:20 PM CST
Yes, I knew that, but generally my egg shells never made it outside...Always ground them up and put in the parakeets food.

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KactusKathi
Sep 21, 2010 8:15 PM CST
My dog would be out there in the yard digging holes looking for where the smell is coming from. Had to stop using Fish Emolsion and Blood meal for the same reason.
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Aguane
Sep 21, 2010 8:35 PM CST
KK, I know what you mean about the blood meal... my dogs couldn't get enough of that stuff.... no matter how far down in the earth it was.
The egg thing. I get the fermentation thing, I think. Have to be very gentle when planting that little treasure.
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Dann_L
Sep 21, 2010 9:54 PM CST
Does the egg disolve into the soil? About how long does it take for the egg to do it's thing? What does it impart to the soil and why is it better than other soil ammendments? If it works for plummies I would think that it would work for other plants too.

I'm going to buy a couple dozen eggs if it works.....but it sure does raise a lot of questions in my mind!
I've heard of burying fish, chicken feathers, human hair, etc. but I think this is the first time I've heard whole eggs.

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tucsonplumeriaz
Sep 22, 2010 8:22 AM CST
the inside rots and is consumed. i do not know how long all of this takes. eventually, not even the shell will be left. i don't know if this is better. on plus might be that you don't rob the soil of any nutrients during the decomposition like you do when you bury food that has to break down before it becomes useful.

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Sep 22, 2010 8:46 AM CST
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