If there’s any white eggs in your soil, don’t worry!
The soil is home to a variety of organisms that lay eggs.
It will attract all kinds of living organisms if it is wet, fertile, and adequately aerated.
The majority of them are either harmless or even useful to your garden.
Slug and snail eggs are the only eggs to be concerned about.
Even these may be considered a bargain..
..considering they sell for a pound per gram in the top restaurants.
If you’re curious about your white eggs, put a handful in a see-through..
..escape-proof bag and bring them to your local garden centre..
..or agricultural extension office for identification and guidance.
before we start..
Hear it from James!
I didn’t know which soil to use at first, when I repot my store-bought houseplant…
I thought that I didn’t really have to repot – rookie mistake indeed!
But when I saw that my plant’s soil had become dry…
… and it seems like it had lost all its nutrients…
… I decided that there’s actually time for houseplants to be repotted.
But I didn’t know which soil to choose…
When I go to the store, there’s too many types of soil to choose from…
But I didn’t know which one’s best…
Throughout Earth’s history, natural cycling of nutrients has occurred from the soil to plants and animals, and then back to the soil, primarily through decomposition of biomass. This cycling helps to maintain the essential nutrients required for plant growth in the soil.SANJAI J. PARIKH AND BRUCE R. JAMES IN SOIL: THE FOUNDATION OF AGRICULTURE
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Snails and slugs compete with gardeners and can obliterate months of hard work seemingly at random.
They eat the seeds, leaves, roots, and fruit of their favorite plants..
..as well as the seeds, leaves, roots, and fruit of other species.
I’m not going to lie to you…
They have a gelatinous slime covering and are either spherical or oval in shape.
They normally have a diameter of half a centimeter or roughly the size of a small pea.
The color can range from translucent to opaque white or creamy gold, and as they grow, they turn pink.
A cluster of eggs could be anywhere from three to five hundred eggs in size.
The white eggs require a warm, dark, and moist environment to incubate.
They are most commonly found slightly above the soil’s surface, under leaves, boulders, or rotting wood.
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If you’re not intending to harvest them and sell them as snail caviar to your local Michelin restaurant..
..squashing them is the simplest way to get rid of them.
Alternatively, feed them to your chickens or fish and watch them devour a delectable supper.
They will benefit from white eggs because they are high in protein.
A longer-term option might be to teach the chickens to find the eggs on their own.
Snails will lay their white eggs before winter in the hopes of surviving..
..until the temperatures are warm enough for them to hatch.
If you rake over the surface of your soil while the temps are low..
..you can expose the eggs and cause them to freeze.
Some also mention coffee ground for snail problem
The last but not least…
Other White Eggs
Lizards that lay eggs prefer conditions that are similar to those sought by mollusks.
These eggs have a speckled, opaque, leathery shell.
Lizard eggs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from spherical to elongated oval.
Because they eat slugs, these reptiles are good to your garden.
It’d be a shame to disturb a lizard’s home.
Only about 40% of lizard hatchlings make it to adulthood.
If you happen to dig one up, attempt to return the eggs to the same spot as they were dug up..
..being careful not to turn them.
To guarantee their viability, keep the area around the nest dark and wet.
Snakes lay eggs that are similar to lizard eggs but are larger.
If you feel they are venomous and want them removed, contact your local wildlife center.
Potting soil purchased from a nursery should be healthy and able to support a variety of living forms..
..however, this is not always ideal.
It is frequently packaged in bags with holes in them to allow aeration of the soil microorganisms.
To exist, every life on Earth requires oxygen.
The bag’s moisture content should also support this lifespan.
The white ‘eggs’ in store-bought potting soil are most likely slow-release fertilizer pellets..
..or tiny polystyrene balls that commercial vendors frequently use to aerate the soil and encourage drainage.
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I hope you can now take care your snake carefully and grow it big!
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