One of the easiest, and most fun ways to start a garden is by starting your seeds in eggshells! Not only is it quick and easy, but it's also a fun way to teach the next generation about gardening! First, make sure you save your eggs from breakfast, or (if you don't eat eggs) ask your friends and neighbors to save theirs for you. The greatest thing about eggshells is that they're compostable - so you can plant them right in the ground once your seed begins to sprout.
- Use seeds that will easily grow in your windowsill, like basil or cilantro
- Use a spoon to fill each empty eggshell with premoistened potting soil
- Sprinkle a few seeds in each shell
- Add a bit more soil to cover up the seeds
- Spray the covered seeds with a spray bottle of water when soil is dry to the touch
- Be careful not to over-water
- Once your seeds begin to develop leaves, plant the entire eggshell into a pot (or your garden)
The eggshell will disintegrate as compost in the soil, providing your plants with nutrients. Place the pot in a sunny windowsill, and spritz with water when dry.
And Viola, your very easy eggshell plants!
Let us know how this worked out for you!