Learn how to plant seeds in eggshells and how to start a mini garden. If you use eggs for your breakfast, handle the eggshells with a little care and you’ll get yourself lovely seed planters – zero cost and ecological! While you can totally use your Easter dye to add a pop of color as we did here (this Easter DIY decor project), this is an adorable nature brown-egg craft and a great way to start your organic herbs and vegetable garden. Read on to see how.
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How to Start a Mini Garden
Spring time again. My wishes for a garden have remained – wishes only 🙂 Which doesn’t stop us from making plans and getting ready for the planting season on the balcony!
If you use the egg carton as holder for the eggshells, you don’t even need to spend money on a seed tray! For the purposes of this tutorial, I only used one eggshell and in this case, it was easiest to simply place it into an egg cup I had at hand. Cute, too, isn’t it?
- a spoonful of potting soil per eggshell
- an eggshell holder (egg carton is a good solution!)
HOW-TO: start seeds in eggshells
1) Crack the eggs a bit more carefully than usually, trying to leave the lower two-thirds of the eggshell intact – but one half will do just as well. Empty the eggshells (What about making scrambled eggs for your kid’s breakfast?) and wash them gently but thoroughly.
4) Plant the seeds of your choice according to the directions on the seed package. What you see here are rucola seeds.
9) Spray with water every now and then to prevent drying out. Don’t exaggerate.
Eggshells provide the seeds with a safe and cute harbor to sprout, but what I like most is they are eco-friendly: not only are the eggshells biodegradable – they will provide nutrients to your plants, too!