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Hi everybody - I have some flowers growing in pots along with some veggie seedlings I'm starting indoors - I've noticed these growing on the flower pots and they look like eggs to me but I can't seem to find any information online. Could someone identify these for me?
 

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Hello @suzanasyayavuz. Welcome to the forum :)

Very often this is mistaken for slow release fertiliser as Mrs Clem has said, and I also use Osmocote regularly.
In this case, after looking very closely Zigs and I both agree we think you have snail or slug eggs there.
Whatever it does turn out to be I would strongly suggest you disinfect and wash all your pots thoroughly before re using them, as a multitude of the baby darlings will more than likely annihilate your little veggie plants :eek:
 
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What happens when you try and squeeze it? That should tell you if it's an egg or fertilizer.
 
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If you look closely you can see into these slug eggs at the pre hatched babies. We are likely to find lots of these after the wet winter we`ve had.
Please think twice though before using slug pellets - they just poison all the other creatures and that is no help at all. A pot of salt and a torch will do to find and eliminate the culprits.

Slug pellets have been responsible for the death of hundreds of songbirds around here - they had been scattered by a local farmer :(
 
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Looks like a jelly fungus thing. I'm actually not exactly sure whether the thing I've seen like that is a fungus, algae, liverwort or what, but it is squishy little yellow-brown fruiting bodies on the surface, about the size of a pin head, and it only grows in really wet soil.

Are you overwatering, or perhaps you need to add aeration to your potting mix? Try coarse coco coir chip.
 
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What is your soil? It looks like raw compost, too much straw, manure and stuff for potting in containers particularly for seeds, over wet, and the fungus is growing on the straw.
 

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