Spring into action with the kiddos! Creating a garden is a simple family activity that is sure to please all. And, have yummy results!
Supplies needed: Bashas’ egg carton, a dozen eggshells, seeds, small spoon, pushpin, potting soil and water.
Step 1: Empty eggshells. Use knife to gently crack along the tops of each egg. Thoroughly wash out each eggshell and dry. (We made delicious scrambled eggs.)
Step 2: Poke holes on the bottoms of each eggshell for better drainage. (hint: it may be easier doing this step while the egg is still whole – less fragile than empty shells.)
Step 3: Place seeds in separate containers.
Step 4: Using a small spoon, fill eggshell halfway with potting soil.
Step 5: Place seeds in eggshell. Kids love to help!
Step 6: Cover seeds with more potting soil and place in egg carton.
Step 7: Repeat 11 times.
Step 8: Create labels for each variety of seeds. We chose to use bamboo skewers left over from a party.
Step 9: Add water to each eggshell. We used about 3-4 spoonfuls to moisten the soil.
Done! Place egg carton on a windowsill or outside so it gets plenty of sunlight. Be sure to water regularly (Keep moist but do not over water). Depending on variety, seedlings should start to sprout in 7-10 days.
We are thrilled to see our first sprout just after 3 days!
Carrots are finally sprouting.