Do you prefer your eggs scrambled, soft boiled, poached, baked or as an omelette? You may have an egg order of choice but have you ever considered using the humble eggshell as a seedling planter?
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DIY instructions for the egg planter
- Carefully tap off the top quarter of the egg with a knife. 2 Pour out the egg yolk and white and save for cooking later. Gently wash the inside of the egg out with warm water.
- Fill with good quality soil and add your seedlings of choice. Use a teaspoon as a mini shovel.
- Place inside on a window bay. You can either rest the egg in the egg carton, an egg cup or get creative.
- When the seedling flowers or sprouts, you can either keep it inside the shell as decoration, which will shorten the life span of the plant, or plant the eggshell into an outdoor garden. Burry the eggshell under the soil. The shell will continue to protect the plant and disintegrate as the plant grows. The shell will give the garden a little boost of nutrients.