Eggshells make the perfect indoor seedling starters. They're just the right size to start seeds, and when you're ready to move outdoors, the plant does not need to be removed! They are an all-natural, all-awesome way to get your garden started.
Crack the eggs on a sharp edge — like a counter or the edge of a bowl.
It works best to break the top third of the eggshell, if possible.
Pour egg white and yolk into a container to save, and rinse the shell with water.
Poke a small hole in the bottom of the shell with a thumbtack or needle.
The hole will allow the water to drain from the plant when you water.
Fill half the shell with potting soil, add your seed and then cover the seed until the egg is full.
When it is time to move your seedlings outdoors, it's best to crack the shells around the seedlings before planting so the roots have room to expand.
Kid-friendly addition: My daughter made a stand for her egg planter. She used a strip of construction paper that she decorated, and then she glued it just right to hold her egg.
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