Cracking herbs


Cracking herbs

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  •  Grow your own herbs from these little ceramic eggs
  •  Crack the shell, add water and place in a bright spot. Simple
  •  Embrace the egg - nature's perfect container
  •  Four scrumptious herbs to choose from




How do you like your eggs? Fried? Boiled? Scrambled? Filled with fortified peat and seeds? Okay, so the latter option isn't quite as popular as the alternatives but it soon will be. Why? Because it is precisely what Egglings are filled with!

No, we're not yoking; these delightful little ceramic eggies look and feel eggsactly (okay, enough already) like extra large eggs, but crack 'em open and you'll discover everything you need to grow your very own herbs and flowers.

Before you ask, we've no idea what prompted the creation of Egglings, but seeing as the egg is often referred to as nature's perfect container, who are we to argue? Besides, Egglings are inexplicably cute and they make highly original gifts for anyone who likes cracking open eggs and nurturing plants - and that's just about everyone, isn't it? What's more, these charming little handmade ovums are already huge in Japan - and our friends in the Far East know a thing or three about bizarre crazes.

Cultivating Egglings is easier than dipping soldiers - simply crack the top open by tapping it with a spoon, place the Eggling on its terracotta drip tray, add water to the pre-sown fortified peat mixture and place it in a bright spot.

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Each Eggling contains sufficient nutrients for the plant inside to grow for up to 5 months, after which it can be planted in a larger pot. But that's not the end of the Eggling, because after transplanting you can smash the shell and add it to the surrounding soil as fertiliser. Ingenious, eh?

We're not trying to egg you on (well, okay, we are a bit) but we really can't overstate quite how enchanting and engrossing these elliptical thingamabobs are. Indeed, if it weren't for the fact we are still trying to work out how they get the contents inside the shell, we could go on about Egglings forever.

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Please Note:
  • The eggling contains enough nutrients for plants to grow in it for up to 5 months. When the plant outgrows the eggling, transplant directly into the soil of a larger pot so the plant can fully mature. After transplanting, shatter the eggling into small pieces, adding it to the surrounding soil as fertilizer.
  • 1 x Eggling
  • 1 x Dish
  • 1 x Instructions
  • 1 x Additional seeds packet
  • Dish approximately 7cm(D) x 2cm(H)
  • Egg approximately 5cm(D) x 6cm(H)

Customer Reviews

Hi, Will you be getting the Cactus ones in stock again before Christmas? Thanks.
Fiona - 11th November 2012
Firebox says: Hi Fiona! I'm afraid we won't be getting the cactus ones back. Sorry!
When will u have the cactus eggling in? cheers.
Shaw - 20th June 2012
Firebox says: Hey Shaw!, we don't have a due date just yet but hopefully soon!
If I was to buy the Cactus Eggling, How on earth would I be able to transfer it to another plant pot when it got too big?!
Claire - 1st May 2012
Firebox says: Hi Clair, it will last for upto about 5 months in the shell at which point it can be transfered to a larger pot by carefully taking it out, or smashing it. But that's not the end of the Eggling, because after transplanting you can smash the shell and add it to the surrounding soil as fertiliser
I bought a Cactus Eggling last May and although they take a while to grow I now have 3 fantastic Cactai from it! I am very pleased with this product! :).
Kate - 11th March 2012
Firebox says: We're glad you like it Kate!!!
This was a gift for my BF for Xmas, he planted the seed, followed the instructions and still no sign 6 months on, such a shame. I would not recommend this product.
Leanne Sharpe - 12th June 2011
Firebox says: Please do drop us an email with your order details Leanne, hopefully we can get this resolved for you.
When are you getting the sunflower ones in again?
James - 31st May 2011
Firebox says: Due to the seasonal nature of this product James, availability will vary.