Putting an egg under a potted plant?


Staff member
Has anyone here ever used eggs for fertilizer? I was making some homemade potting soil for my peppers and tomatoes, when I thought about putting an egg under the plant.

I vaguely remember reading about this years ago. Or maybe it was a meme floating around facebook? Anyway, I got some eggs from the chicken house, poked a hole in the top with a screw, the buried the egg under the plant.

For my peppers and tomatoes, I mixed up some homemade potting soil, then put an egg under each plant.

Not sure how well this is going to work, but I thought it would be worth a try.


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Yes, my neighbor had used it, as they said that using of eggshells as seed starters will ensure that your seedlings get off to a good start.