The Eggling Experience: Update 1

Germination has taken place in both the Eggling and the Real Egg. The Real Egg showed a few sprouts about 6 hours before the Eggling.

Sorry about the lack of photo to accompany this update however both seedlings are microscopic in size and I don’t have a macro lens.

I’m glad I saved a few seeds because I’m predicting that my reluctance (re: abject laziness) to go out and purchase sterile soil is going to bite me in the ass — damping off style. I applied a light sprinkle of cinnamon powder to the soil surface as a precaution but that soil was stolen from a container holding a large stevia plant that had been outside all summer long. In conclusion, damping off is inevitable. The thyme seedlings will meet a premature death. This experiment is utterly lacking in scientific method. I suck.

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4 thoughts on “The Eggling Experience: Update 1

  1. come on, this is not the defeatist attitude that marie curie or dr frankenstein would allow in their labs!

    the Eggling growing medium is sterile, right? so you could just start a second Real Egg and sterilize the soil in the oven first. we’ll all turn a blind eye for science!

  2. Didn’t intend to sound defeatest… just slapping my own hand for knowing it would be a problem and doing it anyways. It’s not like this is my first time growing seeds.

    Actually there’s a fuzzy mold on the soil surface but the seedlings are still alive.

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