Monday, February 11, 2013

Egg Shell Seed Starters

Guess what I'm doing?

Egg shells, potting soil, a spoon, seeds and water are all you need.

I'm planning my garden, organizing my seeds and determining which seeds need to be started indoors when.

Since I have lots of egg shells supplied by our seven beautiful hens, I'm going to be using them as starter pots for my seeds this year.  I'll be starting seeds starting about now through the end of March, so I'll be saving lots of egg shells.

If you're going to do the same, there are a few things to remember:
Remember to crack your eggs near the small end of the egg, when using your eggs, so you have most of the shell left to plant in.

Poke a small hole with a needle in the bottom of the egg shell for drainage.

Plant 2 seeds in each shell, in case one doesn't germinate.  You can always pull the weak one if both come up.

Keep the soil moist but not drenched.

Keep near a sunny window.

I'll be lightly covering mine with saran wrap until the seeds germinate, creating "a greenhouse effect".  I'll remove it once the seedlings are up.

When planting time comes around, simply pick up the egg shell, crack it slightly and plant it in the ground with your seedling. 

Easy Peasy!

Oh, before I go, look what I found!

Art journal pages that I did in the fall with chicken feathers.

Our chickens have grown so much since then that their feathers are twice the size now.

It's nice to remember how little they once were.


  1. I love that you have a journal of your chickens. Good luck with your seeds. Can't wait to see the grown plants and their fruits :)

    1. Thanks! I can't wait either. I'm really looking forward to my garden this year.