Eggshell Seed Starters

Eggshell Seed Starters by Three in Three | A super easy way to get that garden growing, plus the eggshells act as fertilizer!

It’s gardening season! Eeee! Down here in Phoenix, most of our gardens have already been planted, or halfway prepped, because the season starts earlier here. But up north, that’s a whole different story. When it comes to planting, you either have to wait until the lows hit the 50s to plant outdoors, or you start your gardens inside. There are tons of seed starters that you can get at a nursery, but me, I like eggshell seed starters. They’re easy and right in your fridge, plus the eggshells make great fertilizer!

Eggshell Seed Starters by Three in Three | A super easy way to get that garden growing, plus the eggshells act as fertilizer! What you need:

Eggs
Spoon
Dirt
Seeds
Water
Marker (optional)

First thing you want to do is use some eggs. Have a cake you’ve been meaning to make? Now’s the time. Crack those eggs carefully, I suggest using a spoon, around the upper 1/3 of the egg. Remove the top and empty the egg into a bowl for whatever you plan on cooking. Save me some, girl gets hungry!

Next, rinse out the eggshell and allow to dry completely. It will be sturdy, but fragile, so handle with care.

Fill the eggs 2/3 full of dirt and place 1-3 seeds in each egg. Cover with a light layer of dirt and press down gently. Use the spoon to add about 1-2 Tbsp. of water to each seeded eggshell. Set in a sunny spot free from drafts and wait for them to grow!

Eggshell Seed Starters by Three in Three | A super easy way to get that garden growing, plus the eggshells act as fertilizer!

I use the marker to write what seeds are in each egg so I don’t forget, but if you’ve a great memory it’s not necessary. I had some leftover seeds from my cousin’s daughter’s birthday favors so I’m growing a few extra sunflowers, basil, and some Greek oregano that I had in another seed pack.

What I really love, besides the convenience of these eggshell seed starters, is that when they’ve grown enough to be transplanted into the garden, you can just pop the whole eggshell into the ground and it’ll naturally fertilize the plant as the shell decays!

Eggshell Seed Starters by Three in Three | A super easy way to get that garden growing, plus the eggshells act as fertilizer!

 

Eggshell Seed Starters by Three in Three | A super easy way to get that garden growing, plus the eggshells act as fertilizer!

 

Turn those black thumbs green and get planting, my friends!

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Karly is a no-nonsense blogger and digital artist who writes about anything that catches her fancy in a serious and silly fashion that is uniquely her own. She has four daughters and lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, where they drink heavily during the scorching summer months and wrangle cats for fun.
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Comments

  1. says

    I didn’t know you could just drop the egg into the ground, that is good to know. We started our seedlings in starter cups that I bought. I want to plant another round of seedlings so we can have harvest through the summer and I will definitely be using egg shells. I have that same thing your eggs are sitting in! I think they are the absolute cutest holders ever!

    • says

      Yeah, I used to use those starter cups as well, but they would always run out by the time I was ready to do a second round and a Master Gardener told me to use eggshells and since then I’ve had awesome, healthy plants! And I totally agree, in LOVE with the egg holder!

  2. Mindie Hilton says

    Those look beautiful. We have to start all our seeds from inside here with our late northern cali frost. Please come share at the weekly Anything Goes linky party.

  3. Jelli says

    Great minds, Karly! I posted about these earlier this month… or was it last? I don’t remember but my little eggshells are now tucked away in the garden and growing well! Love your pics. Definitely show off the pretty shells better than mine. What a fun idea to use these as party favors. Love it!

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