How to grow your own egg carton seedlings 

During Spring many plants and flowers begin to grow and it is an ideal time to plant your own seedlings! To protect them from the elements during their first weeks why not plant them in an egg carton! 

What you will need: 

  • Empty biodegradable egg carton 
  • Seeds - vegetable seeds are ideal! 
  • Pencil
  • Soil
  • Water 

Adult supervision is required throughout this task.

When to make it: 
Early Spring 

Approximately 20 minutes to make.

seedlings step 1

Step 1 

Poke a small hole in the bottom of each egg cup

Seedlings step 2Step 2

Spray your soil with water to moisten and pack it into each of the egg cups 

seedlings step 3Step 3

Make a small well in each cup and place your seed into the well and cover. 

seedlings step 4Step 4 

Place your egg carton in a warm well-lit area such as a window sill and keep the soil damp. 

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Once your seeds have sprouted, you can transfer them to a permanent location outside! 

You can continue to do this with all sorts of seeds from tomotoes to sunflowers! 


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