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Egg Carton Seedlings

Interested in gardening with egg cartons? It’s that time of year again! Winter will be over before you know it and Spring is just around the corner. In this article, I’m going to show you how to use eggshells and cheap egg cartons to start your seed planting.

How to Start Seeds in Eggshells and Egg Cartons


Using Eggshells to Start Your Seeds

What a great way to recycle what you already have to create a healthy plant!  And an added bonus…No waste and it won’t cost you anything more to get started. And when the weather is just right you can put the entire seedling into the ground and the eggshell will provide nutrients for the plant.  

Here’s how to get started!

If your weather is ready for planting, then simply put the eggshell plant right into the soil, eggshell and all!

Using Egg Cartons to Start Your Seeds

Another easy way to start seeds indoors is to use egg cartons!

Here’s what you’ll need:

The individual dimples within the egg carton will be used as individual seed-starter pots.

Here’s how to get started!


Check out this video from ehowgarden on how to plant seeds in egg cartons:

And there you have it. An easy and earth-friendly way to grow and plant your seeds. All you need to do is save some of the eggshells from cooking. Once the weather is right, start planting and let the shells supply the nutrients.

Have you tried growing seeds from egg cartons? Tell us about it in the comments section below!

Up Next: 20 Survival Gardening Plants For Spring


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 20, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.