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How to Make an Egg Carton Garden

How to Make an Egg Carton Garden

Total Time 30 minutes or less Ages all-ages

My family is very prolific when it comes to Easter egg coloring. I have 5 dozen eggs in the fridge ready for the big event.  

There is a lot of slightly pastel egg salad in our future.

5 dozen eggs means 5 empty egg cartons just in time for spring planting! I love to recycle the cartons to start seedlings with the kids. They love to watch their tiny kitchen counter gardens grow in the window-filtered sunlight.

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by Holly Homer

What you'll need

  • Egg Carton(s)
  • Potting Soil
  • Seeds
  • Plastic or Newspaper
  • Dirt Scoop
  • Water
  • Sunny Indoor Spot

How to make it

Step 1 - prepare a place to create garden

1. Cover an area with plastic or newspaper sheets to protect a working area.

Step 2 - scoop dirt into egg carton

2. Scoop dirt into the egg carton.

Step 3 - choose seeds to plant

3. Choose seeds to plant in each of the dozen spaces.

Step 4 - watch egg carton garden grow

4. Water regularly, set in sunny spot and watch egg carton garden grow!