We have to fertilize to keep the raised garden beds in good shape so I talked to my uncle (he has raised beds and helped us build ours) and he said that he uses coffee grounds and crushed egg shells as fertilizer. So I've been doing the same. Then about a month or so ago I happened to see a pin on Pinterest about using egg shells as seed pots. I decided to try it out and I'm so glad that I did. My little plants are doing so well!
Step 2: Fill half the egg with dirt.
Step 3: Put your seeds into the dirt.
Step 4: Fill the rest of the shell with dirt.
Step 5: Pat the dirt down so that the seeds are nicely "snuggled" in their dirt beds.
Step 6: Add more dirt till the egg is completely filled.
Step 7: In permanent marker, write the name of the plant directly on the egg for easy identification.
Step 8: Place the egg "pots" into an empty egg carton where the top cover has been removed.
Water when the dirt begins looking dry. Once seedlings are about 1" tall begin using some sort of plant food (the kind you add to water).
I did my first planting on April 12 and the plants are bigger than the ones I did in the newspaper pots.
|1 week after planting|
|2 weeks after planting|