Starting my First Vegetable Garden
If you haven't heard then let me tell you, because it's a great idea.
Save those egg shells!
When I crack mine, I crack the skinny end and pour the egg out, rinse and pop it back into the carton for a time such as this.
My kids like to collect seed packets and I'm bad about planting them, except for the year we threw out old sunflower seeds in my front flowerbed for fun!
Let me tell you, we were rich in sunflowers that year.
Spoon a teaspoon or so of potting soil into each egg. I literally used my old "tea spoon".
I love it because it has a long handle and it reaches into my potting soil back with ease.
Plus, it was my grandmothers so it makes all of these effort feel nostalgic.
The great thing about using the carton is it contains the mess
Now! Put your seeds into your eggs, I put in several in each or just sprinkled them in becuase I have NO idea of they'll actually make it or not, so just like a fertility doctor I'm implanting more than just a few.
Write on each egg with a pencil the name of the plant your are going to grow in that egg.
Now water with ease! To moisten the soil under the seeds.
Add more soil to the tops and you're done.
Now set these beauties in a window sill for sun and keep them moist.
Let them grow a bit and put them out.
I'll show you the results as they grow!
Oh and I got this today on my Kraft "Food and Family" Magazine.
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I'm supposed to be able to plant this card and it will grow into a crisp head of lettuce
to eat with my Kraft Ranch Dressing...which I do like!
Now this is something you will want the kids to enjoy!
So save those eggs, hunt up some seeds and get them involved in some good clean horticulture!
Stay tuned for the next step...first we gotta get these babies growin'