Eggs for growing

spiroanDecember 12, 2013

Hi everyone,

Just sitting here with the winter plumeria blues, and a question popped in my head. I'm sure this has probably been explored before, but with all the success rooting cuttings with the egg method, I wonder if my plants will wake up from dormancy and throw inflos quicker in the spring with a raw egg under them. Given that I plunge the pots into the soil, I could probably just put an egg near one of the drain holes of the pots when I put them in the ground. Thoughts? Is this a decent idea, or have I just had the blues too long?

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fancyorchid(9a S.F. Bay Area)

Hi spiroan... would you put them(eggs) outside the pots ?? I don't know if They would work, I have my Plumies in containers, hopefully Bill or Michael will let you know if it'll work or not!!!
Annamaria

    Bookmark   December 15, 2013 at 11:11PM
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spiroan

Yes, I was thinking about putting them outside the pots, just near the drain holes or maybe under the pot a little ways. I don't know whether it would be worth the trouble or not. Either way, something to think about while my plants are sitting around dropping leaves in my garage.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2013 at 8:50AM
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fancyorchid(9a S.F. Bay Area)

I suppose you have nothing to lose, except a few "cheap" eggs....Good Luck.....let me know if IT Worked!!!!
Annamaria

    Bookmark   December 18, 2013 at 1:14PM
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rox146

I have done eggs for 3 years now...in the pots to root quicker and better. In the ground for transplanting, never outside of the pot. I thought the whole thing was about the egg being several inches from the end of the cutting? roxanne

    Bookmark   December 18, 2013 at 2:15PM
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