If you're stuck inside social distancing, maybe you are looking for things to do.  My one and only and her little one had a fun project today in anticipation of outdoor gardening.  I decided to document the activity.  This is indoor planting as preparation for outdoor transplanting later.

First is your supply list, for this you'll need:

  1. Eggshells
  2. Egg carton
  3. Needle or thumbtack
  4. Potting soil
  5. A pot and stove
  6. Soil-safe crayons or finger paints if you want to color them

Step 1: Remove the egg insides by making a small hole at the pointed end.

Step 2: Boil the empty eggshells in hot water for a few minutes to clean them and kill any bacteria.

Step: 3 Poke a small drainage hole in the bottom of each shell.

Drainage Holes- Photo Credit: Joe Danger

Step: 4 Put the eggshells back in the carton and using a small spoon, fill them with the  potting soil.

Step: 5 Add your seeds.

Step: 6 Place your carton of eggshell seed starters in a sunny location and remember    to water them to keep the soil moist.

Step: 7 Monitor them until they sprout and then transplant them into your garden.  You can simply plant the shell as is but first need to crush the shell around the bottom so the roots can find the garden's soil.  The shell will simply decompose.

What kinds of indoor projects are you and your family working on in anticipation for summer?

Planted Seeds- Photo Credit: Joe Danger
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