IMG_6540I declare this garden week because we finally got our one little raised bed built and filled with dirt! Yay!

I let my kid scatter poppy and carrot seeds in designated areas and then we set about filling up our 8 million hoarded egg cartons with dirt and seeds.

I eat a lot of eggs so we have tons of egg cartons. Here in the SF Bay Area now is a fine time to plant your winter garden and other stuff too, it’s pretty mild here and we certainly don’t have to worry about a hard frost or anything.

Here’s how to make your seed starters out of egg carton:

- gather cartons and cut off tops
- use plastic wrap or plastic bags to line the tops
-use scissors to poke a hole in each egg cup
-fill bottoms with dirt and place into your plastic lined top
-read your seed packets to decide how deep to plant your seeds. a good rule of thumb is to plant your seed twice the depth of it’s longest dimension.
-cover seed with dirt and pat down (optional, but I like to do this)
-water and put in a warm place with sun until you get some seedlings!
-transplant when ready!

So easy a 3 year old can almost do it…

You can also use toilet paper rolls for seedling starters!

By Minnie


2 Comments so far

  1. Kristy on November 1, 2010 10:15 am

    My mom used to do this with me when i was little! Super cute and fun :)

  2. Randomlittlelady on November 27, 2010 7:59 pm

    Fun idea. i will try this with my neices.

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