Try This: Grow Herbs in Eggshells

Turn empty eggshells into a mini indoor herb garden.

| March/April 2010

  • This carton of garden "hatchlings" will deliver fresh food all year.
    Photo By Taylor Cole Miller
  • This carton of garden "hatchlings" will deliver fresh food all year.
    Photo By Taylor Cole Miller

Spring is a celebration of birth and renewal. This small gift combines two symbols of this hopeful season. Turn empty eggshells into a mini indoor herb garden.

Hatch this

You will need:

• 1 dozen eggs
• Thin towel
• Organic planting mix
• Tweezers
• Seeds (any veggie or herb will work; check seed packet instructions)
• Aluminum foil
• Misting bottle
• A little sunshine  



1. Tap around the circumference of the small end of an egg with a spoon to crack it. Remove top and empty egg. Clean shells with hot water (no soap), air dry and place in egg carton. Repeat with the rest of the eggs. (Save the egg to make omelets later.)

2. To reduce mess, cover egg carton beneath shells with thin towels while adding soil. Scoop planting mix into eggshells. A funnel made from a piece of scrap paper will neatly guide soil.



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