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Tomato & Egg

Postby Colin2016 » Fri May 17, 2019 8:01 am

Anybody heard of putting a whole egg in bottom of hole then tomato plant on top?
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Re: Tomato & Egg

Postby Geoff » Fri May 17, 2019 9:44 am

I suppose somebody local suggested that - N4N.
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Re: Tomato & Egg

Postby Elmigo » Fri May 17, 2019 11:52 am

I have no idea. What advantages is it supposed to have for the tomato plant? I'm curious now, this seems very unusual to me.
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Re: Tomato & Egg

Postby tigerburnie » Fri May 17, 2019 11:55 am

Could cause disease when rotting and might encourage rats, never heard of it and I wouldn't try it either.
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Re: Tomato & Egg

Postby Colin2016 » Fri May 17, 2019 4:34 pm

The idea is from a lady across the pond.

Tomato is planted 12 inches deep so well away from rats, been said eggs are full of nutrients, egg shell is calcium.
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Re: Tomato & Egg

Postby tigerburnie » Fri May 17, 2019 4:49 pm

Well there's one way to find out...……………………………...let us know how you get on
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Re: Tomato & Egg

Postby Westi » Fri May 17, 2019 7:56 pm

Heard about banana skins or full banana's planted under Tom's, even full fish heads in the hole. None are going on my plot as we have too many chicken keepers & way too many rats!
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Re: Tomato & Egg

Postby tigerburnie » Fri May 17, 2019 8:36 pm

The dead sheep under the grape vine is another that I have not bothered with
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Re: Tomato & Egg

Postby Elmigo » Fri May 17, 2019 9:02 pm

Westi wrote:Heard about banana skins ... planted under Tom's


I've heard it countless times about banana peels! They are also rich in calcium and perfect to mix through compost. Egg shells are indeed full of calcium too, but a whole egg? Never heard that one before...
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Re: Tomato & Egg

Postby Geoff » Fri May 17, 2019 9:35 pm

I'll have to suggest it to the neighbours. They are away on holiday and I am looking after their hens but sales seem to have dried up so they are going to come back to three dozen eggs. By the way, is it whole or broken?
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Re: Tomato & Egg

Postby Colin2016 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:32 am

By the way, is it whole or broken?

Whole
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Re: Tomato & Egg

Postby Stephen » Sat May 18, 2019 2:30 pm

Or hard boiled?
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Re: Tomato & Egg

Postby Elmigo » Sat May 18, 2019 4:51 pm

It's not how I imagined being a cook, but serving a 6 star meal to the insects in the garden seems like a satisfying job...
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