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Eggshell Herb Garden

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Eggshell Herb Garden

Turn empty eggshells into a mini indoor herb garden.

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  • Eggshells (rinsed and dried)
  • Egg carton
  • Soil
  • Spoon
  • Herb seeds 
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Warm, sunny place in the house to place your seeds
  1. You’ll want to save your eggshells from breakfast. Be sure to rinse them out thoroughly and let them dry.
  2. Save the egg carton that came with the eggs and it will now serve as a perfect place to hold your planted seeds.
  3. Using a spoon, scoop up a few spoonfuls of soil into each of the egg shells. Gently pat the soil down until the eggshell is about ¾ full; don’t compact the soil too much or it will make it harder for your seed to germinate (to grow).
  4. Add the seeds to your soil and gently push down until the seeds are fully covered. Make sure you don’t push them too deep into the soil or it will take longer for the seeds to germinate.
  5. Water your seeds using a spray bottle. Keep the soil moist, but don’t soak.
  6. Place them near a sunny windowsill and watch them grow.
  7. Once your seedling grows to about 1-2 inches in height, you can place them into a larger pot or out in your garden. The eggshell will provide nutrients to the soil and help your plant continue to grow.