Starting a seedling bed using eggshells is a simple and eco-friendly way to grow plants from seeds. Here is a brief summary of how to do it:
- Rinse and dry the eggshells. It’s important to clean the eggshells well to prevent any bacteria or odor from affecting the seedlings. You can also bake the eggshells in the oven for a few minutes to sterilize them.
- Crack the top of the eggshells off and remove the egg yolk and white. You can use a small spoon or a toothpick to do this.
- Fill the eggshells with soil or seed starting mix. Make sure to leave enough space at the top for the seeds.
- Plant the seeds according to the instructions on the seed packet. It’s generally a good idea to plant one or two seeds per eggshell, depending on the size of the seeds.
- Water the seeds gently, using a watering can or a spray bottle. Be careful not to overwater, as the eggshells may break if they get too wet.
- Place the eggshells in a sunny location, such as a windowsill or greenhouse. The seedlings will need plenty of sunlight to grow.
- Once the seedlings have grown large enough, you can transplant them into pots or your garden. To do this, gently crack the bottom of the eggshells and gently pull the seedlings out, being careful not to damage the roots. Then, plant them in their new location and water them well.
Using eggshells to start seedlings is a fun and eco-friendly way to grow plants from seeds. With a little bit of care and attention, you can have a beautiful bed of seedlings in no time.