Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Garden in Progress

I saw online that you could start seeds in empty egg shells. It sounded intriguing, so I thought I would try it!

For weeks I have carefully cracked every egg that I used, washed out the inside, and set it aside to dry. Finally I had a dozen eggs and I could begin my planting.

Here is a picture of the final product:

I planted all sorts of things, and the basil has already begun to grow! I can't wait to see how the others do. I'll keep you posted!

A few tips if you decide to do this:

To crack the egg, I found it worked well to take a spoon and tap carefully around the top. I then lifted off the top and dumped out the egg in a bowl.

The egg shells are pretty sturdy when they're all dried out, but when you put dirt in and begin watering, they seem to soften a bit - be careful!

A knife point works well to poke the seeds down into the soil.

You can write which seeds were planted where on the egg carton, right across from the egg shell.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun way to start your garden!! I am excited to follow the process.