Egg Carton Garden




Intro: Egg Carton Garden

This is a fun, simple, and easy way to start a mini garden, while recycling at the same time. Its very easy to maintain, very compact, and will become a great decoration in your home. Plus, there might even be enough space to grow multiple planes, making the accessable at all times and always right at your fingertips.

Step 1: What You'll Need

You only need four ingredients if your topsoil is fresh from the bag. Otherwise, add a water bottle to the mix of dirt and a hint of fertilizer if desired
  • I egg carton of choice (one egg slot for every plane you desire, so 6 slots for 6 plants) I'm using an 18 egg carton.
  • A small bag of topsoil, some sort of compost, or dirt that will be necessary to be mixed with water to moisten for seeds
  • A pack of seed (check on the side of the pack, to make sure you are using seeds that can be planted shallow, preferably one from 1-2 inches) I am using sunflower seeds that are planted 1 inch below the surface
  • a water bottle half of water. lust to moisten the soil if not already moist. (I didn't need it because i was using straight topsoil i had in a coffee can that was mixed with compost

Step 2: Putting It Together

Now its time to put it all together. all you need to do is four simple steps:

  1. Put topsoil in each slot. Make sure its filled to the brim
  2. Start putting a little water in the soil to moisten it up
  3. Place seeds in each spot according to the package
  4. Water as needed and keep in a spot that fits the needs the package requires



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    3 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Good idea, may be useful to grow seed before transplant.

    Bille Nutmeg

    2 years ago

    Would be clearer if you overwrote your spellchecker. Reminds me of Mark Twain's comment, "Be careful reading health books, you may die of a misprint." ;o)


    2 years ago

    Cute idea :)