Save Your Empty Eggshells, Then Fill Them With Cotton To Make Cute Seed Starters

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

Springtime is here, and that means it’s time to start tuning up your garden. These adorable eggshell seed starters are just the ticket for totally refreshing your greenery!

After all, certain plants in your garden will spring back on their own, year after year. However, if you want to introduce anything new, you have to buy grown plants or start them from the seed.

There are lots of different ways to start seeds, from planting them in old toilet paper tubes to laying them out on damp paper towels.

Eggs are a great option because eggshells are packed with calcium (which is great for the soil) and because eggshells are biodegradable!

You can paint your eggshells for a more decorative look, but remember that spray paint will mean that your eggs are no longer biodegradable.

Once your seeds sprout, you can plant your (unpainted) egg shells directly in the ground, if you want, and watch your new seedlings flourish!



  1. Save mostly intact egg shells from cooking, and carefully clean out with soap and hot water. Let dry.
  2. Place a tuft of cotton ball into the bottom of an egg shell (to store extra water).
  3. Fill egg most of the way with potting soil, and plant a pinch of seeds. Cover lightly with dirt, add water, and place in partial sunlight.
  4. Keep soil moist until plants sprout, then transfer to pots or to your garden. Enjoy!

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