How to use egg shells for seed pots. This is a great activity to do with the kids over the Easter / Ostara holidays. Or you can do them on a weekend. When choosing seeds, make sure to check the packet to see what times in the year you can sow them and if they need any special requirements. Flowers are generally the easier ones to grow.
Here is what you will need…
- Old Newspaper or similar to cover your surface
- Egg shells (washed)
- Teaspoon or mini trowel
- Egg box
- Pen (optional)
Get organised. Lay everything out ready. Use the scissors to trim the egg shells so there is a larger whole to put the soil in.
Fill the egg shells 3/4 full with the soil using the teaspoon or mini trowel. Lightly pat the top to make it level.
Sprinkle your chosen seeds on the top of the soil. (make sure you read the packet your seeds came in for guidelines as to the spacing of the seeds and what time of year to sow them.)
Cover the seeds with a bit more soil and use the teaspoon to water the seeds. This makes sure you don’t over water them or disturb the seeds. Also you don’t want to make the egg box soggy.
If you are sowing more than one type of seed you may want to write the name on the egg shell so you can keep track of which one is which. a marker pan is best. The place your seeds in a warm place indoors. When your seeds have spouted and become a far size (check packet) you can plant the entire egg into a larger pot. The eggshell will break down in the soil which also adds nutrients to the soil. Make sure that when you put them outside the last frosts have passed.
xx Happy Ostara Everyone! xx
from Stormy and Raven xx
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