Here's an easy and inexpensive gift you can make with the kiddos to give to teachers and friends to celebrate all the wonder of spring. My boys love to see their hard work and patience go from seeds, to sprouts, to fruiting plants.
Egg Shell Planters
Begin by cracking your eggs carefully with a butter knife along the top of the egg. remove the top portion of the egg and dump eggs into a bowl. It takes a few days of omelettes for breakfast and dinner to save up enough shells but it is well worth the wait.
Make sure you wash your eggs well and allow them to dry out for a few days before planting in them.
Once you have enough shells saved up it's time to plant. I like to cut my egg cartons in half, but a full dozen would be great too!
Spoon sterile organic potting soil into your shells and sprinkle 4-5 seeds in each shell. Lightly cover the seeds with about 1/8 inch of soil and sprinkle with water. Make sure to mark the bottom of the egg shell with the initial of what was planted in it. I used Cherry tomato, Basil and parsley seeds for my gifts.
Place in a sunny window and wait 5-10 days for your sprouts to appear making sure to keep the soil moist.
In a few days you'll have these adorable little sprouts
Then all that's left to do is place markers in your plants and maybe even add a fun bunting!
Peace don't forget to water the plants!