You’ll learn How to Plant Seeds using this simple seed starting gardening hack, to get a head start on the gardening season this year.
These DIY Seed Starting Trays that you can make from empty egg cartons make it so easy to start your seeds indoors whenever your ready to get started.
I’ve spent a bit of time this past week getting some of my seeds together and ready for the spring,
I would like for my plants can be in the ground as soon as possible. So they can begin providing me with fresh fruits and veggies as soon as possible.
I thought I would share one of my gardening tips for how to plant seeds using an egg carton.
Egg Carton Seed Starter Materials
- Empty egg cartons
- Potting soil
- Seeds of your choosing
- Mini popsicle sticks
- Permanent marker
- Utility knife
How to Start Seeds Indoors
Reusing empty egg cartons is a great way to create seed starters. You’ll want to make sure you are using the kind made from cardboard.
They can be transplanted directly into your garden, once the seeds have started and grown a bit.
Just follow the steps below to create your own mini DIY Seed Starter Greenhouse Growing Trays.
DIY Seed Starter Growing Trays
Step 1: Collect your empty egg cartons and cut out a panel from the lid using your utility knife.
This is an important step. As your seeds grow they will need plenty of space.
Step 2: I also suggest using a toothpick to poke a couple drainage holes in the bottom of your egg carton seed starter trays to allow good drainage for excess water drainage.
Proper drainage will allow the highest chances of success in seed germination rate and healthy seedling growth.
The only downside is you’ll need some kind of base tray that will be able to catch the drainage. If you don’t have any reusable trays, a cookie sheet works really well for this.
Step 3: Fill the bottom half of the egg carton propagation trays with your organic potting soil.
Step 4: Using your Permanent marker, write the names of the plants you’ve chosen to grow, on the mini popsicle sticks, which wll become your plant labels.
Step 5: Place your seeds, one or two seeds per cell. Then make sure to add a little water.
Step 6: Insert the sticks in their designated areas, to help you remember which plants are growing where.
Close the lid and stick the cartons near a light source and allow them to grow until your garden is ready for them or they are ready for transplantation into larger pots.
Don’t forget to check on them and water them regularly as they are growing.
It won’t take long before your new seedlings poke through the soil in each of the seed cells.
You’ll have plenty of plants to add to your garden in no time. I love being able to reply on my garden to provide me with fresh fruits and veggies all season long.
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