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Starting Seedlings with Egg Cartons

Warmer weather is around the corner. We may be cooped up inside due to the pandemic but we can add some fresh air and greenery to our life!

It is quite simple to start your seeds indoors before you are ready to plant in your garden. This will give the plants a head start and hopefully allow you to produce more fruit and vegetables throughout the season! This is also a fun way to involve the kids with your latest garden project.



What you need:

Egg carton (cardboard kind)


Potting soil

Garden trowel


Spray bottle with water

Step 1:

Take your scissors and remove the lid from the container. 

Step 2:

Take potting soil and fill up the egg holding slots. 

Step 3:

Poke a hole with your finger in each slot to make a place for the seed

Step 4: 

Insert the seed and cover with soil gently

Step 5:

Spray with water to moisten the soil.

Step 6: 

Put near window or door that has good light

Step 7: 

Plant outside once there is no more frost. Gently cut apart each individual container and plant the egg carton section in the ground. 

Ensure to keep the soil moist but not saturated as the egg container  and seed will rot. 

Tag us on social media with your egg carton seed starting kits! @whisperingpineslandscaping


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