Get started on your garden plans and preparations and learn How to Plant Seeds using a simple gardening hack.
I’ve spent a bit of time this past week getting some of my seeds started for the spring, so my plants can be in the ground soon and 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 Plant Seeds in Egg Cartons
Reusing empty egg cartons is a great way to create seed starters, that 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.
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.
Fill the bottom half of the cartons with your organic potting soil.
Using your Permanent marker, write the names of the plants you’ve chosen to grow, on the mini popsicle sticks.
Put in your seeds, one or two seeds per cell. Then make sure to add a little water.
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.
Don’t forget to check on them and water them regularly as they are growing.
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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