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Eggs..buried for tomatoes? #7597858
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Have any ofya ever fertilized your tomatoes by burying an egg at the base of each o e?

I saw it on tv..they said the calcium is supposed to leach out and deter blossom end rot.

I have alot of eggs so thought I'd try it.

Was just wondering if any of you had ever tried it and did it seem to.work?

Supposedly the rotting yolk and all acts as a fertilizer.


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7597863
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I've used crushed egg shells, crushed tums, or bone meal in the hole for my tomatoes and peppers. Never a whole egg

Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7597870
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Wife tried it, shells from fresh eggs she fried; skunks etc dug up every one.

So, she started using just shells from hard boiled eggs, works fine, no more digging

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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: DaveP] #7597893
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I use trout heads when I plant mine
Did a comparison last year , planted 6 with heads beside 6 without, ones with heads was bigger and produced more

Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7597900
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If I get time this week I'll try it


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7597915
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Methinks there is a joke here.........like eggplant ? grin


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7597920
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Lol. No eggplants here.

I have wondered about fish also wv222. Thank you for that info.

My garden is completely fenced .with welded wire fence..so skunks shouldn't be a problem.

Im.gonna give it a try I think because I have had problems with blossum.end. rot.


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7597930
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I buried fish heads - once. The beagle dug them up when they were nice and ripe. Even though the dog did it, it was still my fault!

Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7597931
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I have planted my tomatoes over fish heads. Every one got dug up by some kind of critter. I caught coons, possums, skunks, and gray fox in my garden. If a tomato starts producing, then the squirrels move in. Might not get tomatoes, but we do have squirrel and dumplings.

Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7597932
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As a joke I dug up 1 of my mother in laws freshly planted tomato plants. I put a fish in the hole and refilled . That plant grew way bigger than the others.
I'll try the egg shells
just

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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7597971
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It sounds a little risky. You may end up growing chickens, which will probably eat any viable tomatoes.


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7597976
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My FIL did. He only used hard boiled egg shells though. Said the fresh eggs drew in to many critters. He also used fish heads if he had them.

I tried TUMS with calcium a couple times. Crushed them up in a blender, worked ok. Putting 1 or 2 in the hole whole seemed to do better than crushed.


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7597977
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Lord don't say that. The last thing I needs more chickens.


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7597987
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Crushed egg shells you hillbilly grin

Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598005
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A friend of mine, Dwight, puts crushed egg shell, a banana peal, an aspirin and coffee grounds in with his tomato plants. It seems to help. He gets huge tomato plants with a high yield.

Keith

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Originally Posted by Tinknocker1`
Crushed egg shells you hillbilly grin



whistle I am a hillbilly and pretty happy about it too.lol

I've heard of shells but supposedly a whole gg is better cause thw yolk an stuff rots and feeds the plant.

I better Plat em.pretty deep or the stink from close to 100 tomato.plants might make a person keel over. grin

Jerrys a wuss..he said I could handle the egg plantin.lol


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598011
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We used a whole egg under our mater plants this year. Cracked the egg first. So far, the mater plants are looking good. No skunks here to dig them up.



Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: pintail_drake04] #7598085
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Originally Posted by pintail_drake04
I've used crushed egg shells, in the hole for my tomatoes and peppers. Never a whole egg

This is what I do when I plant. Or fertilizer with calcium in it.

Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598236
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My wife uses egg shells. Every egg we use for months - she saves the shells, washes them, crushes them and then puts them in the bottom of the hole when planting. She swears by it.

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Originally Posted by cathryn
Lol. No eggplants here.

I have wondered about fish also wv222. Thank you for that info.

My garden is completely fenced .with welded wire fence..so skunks shouldn't be a problem.

Im.gonna give it a try I think because I have had problems with blossum.end. rot.


your problem is a calcium deficiency in the soil.Very easy to fix, put Lime on the soil where your tomatoes are to go.If you want to use eggs, go for it.Lime is cheap, and easy.
Ive had this problem.
Not any more!

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