27 12 2019
Egg shell planters are a great way to germinate seeds in a fun and eco-friendly way. The best part is when your seeds have sprouted and are ready to be moved to the garden - you can just pop the shell straight in as they’ll naturally compost in the soil!
Tip: Unleash your kids creativity and get them to draw pictures and label the rows of each vegetable name on the carton.
Make time: 15 minutes
- 1 carton of Pams Free Range Eggs (you’ll just need the carton and empty shells)
- 2 cups potting mix
- Vegetable seeds
- Markers for labelling
- Save the egg shells from your cooking and store in the egg carton, for when you’re ready to get planting.
- Spoon the potting mix into the egg shells, then gently sow your seeds, by pushing shallow holes into the soil and sprinkling a few of the seeds. Keep your shells standing in the carton for ease of planting.
- Lightly cover the seeds with a sprinkling of potting mix, then lightly spray over some water.
- Wait for them to grow, ensuring they’re watered daily! When the seedlings are standing on their own, pop them straight into the garden bed, shell and all.