How To Start Seeds In Egg Shells
If you are looking for a cost free, up cycling, recycling, organic, whatever you want to call it, way to start seeds you are going to want to start them in egg shells. Eggshells are the perfect little container to get your seeds started.
We have chickens on our property so there are fresh eggs all the time at our house. (Read about the life lessons the chickens have taught our children.) Egg shells are full of calcium and calcium is great for a lot of plants. We take (or consume) vitamins as humans. Our plants need them as well. You are also going to want to read about how I plant the perfect tomato. Eggs make an appearance there too! Wile you are at it you might want to see the rest of my gardening posts.
To plant seeds in egg shells all you have to to is to gently crack off the top portion of an egg, empty the contents, peel away a bit of shell and fill it with dirt. Depending on how much you water (or don’t water) a small hole in the bottom of the shell would be advisable for drainage. Egg shell containers are great because they fit right in egg containers to keep them from rolling around. (duh)
When you plant your sprouts be sure to give the shell a bit of a squeeze to allow the roots to escape from the egg shell.