Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Oh Baby it's getting HOT Outside
by RC3291 Today at 8:11 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 3:45 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 2:00 am

» Hello from DFW
by sanderson Today at 12:56 am

» Lower South Feb 2017
by ralitaco Today at 12:27 am

» My Solar Dehydrator at Work
by ralitaco Today at 12:24 am

» Mel's mix compacted help
by ralitaco Today at 12:23 am

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:31 pm

» Cauliflower
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:15 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» Hello from Pottstown, PA
by zackshea Yesterday at 9:02 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 8:32 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:41 pm

» One Very Happy Earthworm!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:14 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:32 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:29 am

» Calling all chicken owners
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:26 am

» New SFG not sure where to go this year
by herblover Yesterday at 10:52 am

» Mid-Atl - Mar 2017 - I'm a seed-a-holic
by Mellen Yesterday at 9:43 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:05 am

» Hello from (near) our nation's capital!
by sfg4uKim 2/26/2017, 7:31 pm

» Indoor Seed Starting Info?
by sfg4uKim 2/26/2017, 6:21 pm

» My name is boffer, and I'm a juicer.
by trolleydriver 2/26/2017, 4:45 pm

» So. California & Inland Valleys -March / April Planting Guide
by countrynaturals 2/26/2017, 11:32 am

» How to save ground cherry harvest???
by countrynaturals 2/26/2017, 11:13 am

» Advice and Preparations for Sweet Potatoes in Wisconsin
by sanderson 2/26/2017, 1:25 am

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by countrynaturals 2/26/2017, 12:17 am

» Bare Root Fruit Trees
by countrynaturals 2/25/2017, 7:13 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/25/2017, 6:12 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/25/2017, 4:25 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Is this a grub egg in my lawn ?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Is this a grub egg in my lawn ?

Post  jimmy cee on 7/4/2014, 2:43 pm

My lawn has gotten so bumpy and irregular it's a pain to cut grass any more.
I dug up about 3 inches of a spot and here is what I found about 2 inches deep....could this round white thingamajig be a grub egg ?
There were quite a few in the area..
I pinched one and it spurted out a clear liquid.

jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1891
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this a grub egg in my lawn ?

Post  Marc Iverson on 7/4/2014, 6:34 pm

That looks like a lizard egg to me.

Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3636
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 55
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this a grub egg in my lawn ?

Post  mollyhespra on 7/4/2014, 6:51 pm

Jimmy, where are you "at" with Japanese or Oriental beetles in your area?  Have they emerged yet?  If they haven't, it's unlikely to be one of their eggs, though it might be some other type of beetle's eggs.  The grubs are one of the last stages of a beetle's life cycle before they emerge from the ground, so if you think it's a beetle egg, you'd have to figure out what beetles have had time to mate & lay eggs.  It's hard to tell from the picture, but you could probably do some research & compare the pics to what you have & see if they match.  Good luck.

mollyhespra

Female Posts : 807
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 51
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this a grub egg in my lawn ?

Post  jimmy cee on 7/4/2014, 10:05 pm

Problem is, unless I don't know what a beetle looks like I haven't seen any in years.

jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1891
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this a grub egg in my lawn ?

Post  mollyhespra on 7/4/2014, 10:37 pm

@jimmy cee wrote:[snip]

....could this round white thingamajig be a grub egg ?
There were quite a few in the area..

[/snip]

You haven't seen any beetles in your garden in years?  Then chances are, it's not a "grub egg" being as a grubs found under lawns are typically immature beetles, and they don't lay eggs until they surface as mature beetles.

Can't help you any further than that except to go back to my earlier suggestion and see if you can find any pictures online that look like what you've got.

 study

mollyhespra

Female Posts : 807
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 51
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this a grub egg in my lawn ?

Post  sanderson on 7/5/2014, 1:30 am

Jimmy, Do they look like these photos?

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=snail+eggs&qpvt=snail+eggs&FORM=IGRE

sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 12927
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this a grub egg in my lawn ?

Post  jimmy cee on 7/5/2014, 9:59 am

Sanderson
Their not in bunches, single eggs that are distributed around under the grass roots.
I'm going to do some more digging today.
I just can't stand cutting my grass any more, even though I am maturing in age the lawn mower feels like a tank going over hill and dale.
I've seen squirrels digging in the yard, and lots of deer all year long especially when the soil is wet and soft.
I'm attributing these bumps and depressions to deer roaming around the yard at night.
I do have pear and apples trees that they like..
We also have skunks, racoons, all that stuff.
I'll get to some digging

jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1891
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this a grub egg in my lawn ?

Post  donnainzone5 on 7/5/2014, 11:33 am

Jimmy,

I'm also in Zone 5-6, and we get freeze/thaw cycles that cause the ground to heave, leaving such hills and valleys.  I suspect that's your problem.  

I risk spraining an ankle every time I walk in the back yard!  fortunately, I had the front yard redone last summer, so it's not bad--yet.

donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2011
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this a grub egg in my lawn ?

Post  camprn on 7/5/2014, 11:54 am

Jimmy, did you happen to put fertilizer on your lawn recently?

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14079
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this a grub egg in my lawn ?

Post  jimmy cee on 7/5/2014, 7:46 pm

@camprn wrote:Jimmy, did you happen to put fertilizer on your lawn recently?
.. fertilizer ? not since winter, I have the same thoughts donnain has.
small hills and valleys that should have been rolled in the spring.

jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1891
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this a grub egg in my lawn ?

Post  jimmy cee on 7/5/2014, 7:47 pm

donnainzone10 wrote:Jimmy,

I'm also in Zone 5-6, and we get freeze/thaw cycles that cause the ground to heave, leaving such hills and valleys.  I suspect that's your problem.  

I risk spraining an ankle every time I walk in the back yard!  fortunately, I had the front yard redone last summer, so it's not bad--yet.
I think your right on, thanks

jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1891
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this a grub egg in my lawn ?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum