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Eggshell Seed Planters

Eggshell seed planters are perfect for kids!  Plant a sampling of seeds inside of eggshells and when the weather warms up plant the entire thing into your garden!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Yield: 12 planters
Cost: $1

Equipment

  • spoon or small gardening shovel

Materials

  • 12 eggshells (6 eggs)
  • seeds
  • soil (seed starter mix)
  • water

Instructions

  • Rinse egg shells and let dry.
  • Fill each shell with potting soil/seed starter mix.
  • Add your seeds and cover lightly with soil.
  • Spritz with water and place them in a sunny location. You can cover them with a piece of plastic wrap until they start to sprout to hold in moisture too. 
  • Place in a sunny location and watch the seeds grow (7-10 days)
  • When ready to transplant, plant egg shell in ground. You can break it up a bit if you'd like or stick it right into the ground.

Video

Notes

WHAT IS THE BEST POTTING MIXTURE TO USE FOR EGGSHELL SEED STARTERS?

I used potting soil, but the ideal mixture would be a seed starter mix that does not contain soil. You can buy this at your local gardening store.

CAN I USE AN EGG CARTON INSTEAD OF EGGSHELLS FOR STARTING SEEDS?

Yep! Egg cartons are biodegradable. You can do the same exact thing as you do with the eggshell. Cut out a section of the egg carton after the seeds have sprouted and plant the entire section in your garden.

ARE THERE OTHER WAYS TO USE EGGSHELLS IN A GARDEN?

Eggshells are a great way to add minerals into your garden. You can till them into your garden, add them to the bottom of a hole before adding a plant or sprinkle them liberally across the top. They take a while to break down so you can add them in the fall and again in the spring for year-round results.