Using eggs as plant fertilizer: tips for beginners
Eggs are a very useful food source. They provide nutrients to plants and they are easy to prepare.
If you have not used raw eggs before, it may seem strange at first but then after some time you will get accustomed to it. There are many benefits of using raw eggs as fertilizers.
The most obvious benefit is that you can eat them without any problems. You do not need to worry about getting sick from eating raw eggs because there are no harmful bacteria or parasites present in the eggs.
The only risk is that you might get an allergic reaction if you ate too much of them. However, even if you do get sick, it does not mean that your plants will die due to it.
Another advantage of using raw eggs as fertilizers is that you can use them for other purposes such as making soap, jam, cheese, etc.
Raw eggs are also rich in protein which helps in building strong bones and muscles. So, it is great for those who want to build muscle mass.
And finally, they are also high in fat which makes them a healthy food source. Fat provides energy to the body and keeps us alive longer than carbohydrates and proteins alone. So, even if you do not have any plants to fertilize with the eggs, they can still be beneficial to you as a food source.
Is it worth it using eggs as plant fertilizer?
If you are wondering whether or not it is worth it using eggs as plant fertilizer, then the answer is yes. It is definitely worth doing. Whether you use five eggs or ten eggs or even more than that, you will notice that your plants grew quite a bit compared to before. Just be consistent with using the fertilizers and you will see the difference.
How do I use eggs as plant fertilizer?
Now that you know the benefits of using eggs as plant fertilizer, you will definitely want to start using them in your garden. Here are some tips that will help you achieve the best results:
Use one raw egg for every two tomato plants you have in your garden. You can also use one egg for every four potato or pepper plants.
Sources & references used in this article:
Egg cell–secreted EC1 triggers sperm cell activation during double fertilization by S Sprunck, S Rademacher, F Vogler… – …, 2012 – science.sciencemag.org
The role of jelly coats in sperm-egg encounters, fertilization success, and selection on egg size in broadcast spawners by GS Farley, DR Levitan – The American Naturalist, 2001 – journals.uchicago.edu
Effects of organic and inorganic manures on the growth attributes of root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) infected Ethopian egg plant (Solanum … by SA Abolusoro, PF Abolusoro… – World Journal of …, 2013 – eprints.lmu.edu.ng