Seedlings that are eggshell pots consider environmentally friendly backyard recycling into a whole new level. The shells offer just the correct size container for beginning tender seedlings indoors, whether you-grow decorative flowers or vegetables. As an additional advantage, egg-shells are full of phosphorus, a required nutrient for plant health. Planting shell and the seedling in the mattress offers a natural phosphorus increase to the backyard soil. Seeding time depends on environment and the plant selection, but in moderate coastal areas it is possible to start seeds indoors.
Rinse egg-shell halves using a gentle dish detergent in water. Handle the shells to prevent crushing them. Before using, rinse all detergent residue in the shells.
Poke a little hole in the underside of every shell having a nail. Set the halves in a egg carton.
Fill the shells to the top using a moist planting medium formulated for seed-starting. Smooth the the top of soil in every shell together with your fingertips.
Sow two seeds after the planting depth directions on the seed packet, in every single shell. Seeds are planted together with the exception of the ones that require light for germination and therefore are sown on the soil area, in a depth twice their diameter.
Slide the egg-carton into a plastic bag that is clear. The bag produces a greenhouse atmosphere that helps helps maintain the soil warm and moist for sprouting.
Set the carton in a warm, 70- to 75-degree Fahrenheit area. Unless the seed selection needs mild to sprout light is not essential at this stage.
Remove the bag when the seeds sprout, which may take between five and 21 times. Move the carton when the area feels dry, and water the soil.
Transplant the seedlings to the garden bed in the time suggested on the seed packet for the plant selection. Squeeze it to be lightly cracked by the shell in to parts before setting it. The shell decomposes as the plant grows, providing nutritional elements to the root-system that is establishing.