Little white eggs EVERYWHERE

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Kee Wan, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. Kee Wan

    Kee Wan Well-Known Member

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    I went out to the garden this morning, and covering EVERYTHING were little white eggs. About the size of a pin head - or thereabouts. They were laid on the leaves (mulch) on the little "helicopters" fallen from teh maple trees, on any thing that was on the ground in the garden.

    I pulled out ALL the mulch - and bagged it and sent it out with the trash - whatever it was, i just was feeling like I CERTAINLY did not want that many o them in the garden.....

    I only saw them in the raised bed - not anywhere else - and not on the lower border beds next to the raised beds.

    Anyone have a clue?

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  2. via media

    via media Tub-thumper

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    Just a guess (I am definitely not an expert)...could it have been a mold or fungus?

    /VM
     

  3. manygoatsnmore

    manygoatsnmore Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It sounds like slugs or snails. I wouldn't want all those eggs hatching out in my beds either!
     
  4. Heritage

    Heritage Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, and this is just a guess....miniature bantam chickens? You could have a gold mine on your hands.........:) sorry, I couldn't resist. :shrug:
     
  5. Kee Wan

    Kee Wan Well-Known Member

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    Well - I'm SURE that it was not a mold or fungus. It was definatly little eggs. Very distinct. I wish that I could have gotten a picture.

    Possible that it was slugs or snails.....but I havne't seen any of either in the garden....
    Oh - well, as long a I don't get overrun with some pestilance.....

    I have not seen any more since I got them all out - but I lost LOTS of mulch in the process....

    Oh, well....livea nd learn
     
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    backwoods Well-Known Member

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    See any little white or blue moths around before you saw the eggs?
     
  7. jnap31

    jnap31 garden guy

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    earwigs lay little white eggs on the ground under wood and such but they are a lot bigger than a pin head.