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By Nellie's Kindness Crew
Nellie, Nellie, won't you tell me, how does your garden grow? That's how the nursery rhyme goes, right? Okay, we might be misremembering the words, but we can say with confidence that a flourishing garden starts with strong, healthy seedlings! And the key to starting seeds is creating a warm, humid environment with plenty of sunshine. It just so happens that when you add a little soil and place them in a sunny spot, our planet-friendly egg cartons transform into mini greenhouses that are ideal for seed starting. They're watertight, made from clear 100% recycled plastic, and will fit perfectly on your windowsill.
Photo Credit: Five Marigolds
To make an egg carton greenhouse, you'll need to prepare your egg shells and egg carton before you can begin planting. Your first step is to empty out your egg shells. To do so, gently tap one end of each egg on a flat surface. Peel away the broken fragments to create a small 1/2" or 3/4" hole in the shell, then pour the contents of the egg into a bowl to save for your favorite recipe. Carefully rinse the empty egg shells with water and set them back in your empty carton to dry. Finally, purchase some seeds and soil from your local gardening supply store and you're ready to get started!
We hope it's a fun activity for you, Lexi!
We hope you can enjoy a mini greenhouse of your own!
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