Grow an eggshell garden

Learning about gardening is a great Earth Day activity with your kids

Posted on Apr 09 2021 in Features
Eggshell garden

What you need

  • Eggs
  • Bowl
  • Egg carton
  • Newspaper
  • Cup
  • Potting soil
  • Water
  • Spoon
  • Grass seed
  • Spray bottle (optional)

What to do

  1. Crack each egg, very carefully, really close to the top of the shell, all the way around the shell. (Crack it close to the top so that you have a deep cavity in which you can plant your seeds.) Break off the top portion of the shell and pour the egg white and yolk into a bowl. You can make baked goods or an omelet with the egg.
  2. Rinse out the eggshells and set them in the egg carton.
  3. Head outside or cover your work area with newspaper so that you don’t make a mess with the potting soil.
  4. Spoon a generous amount of potting soil into a cup. Sprinkle in some water and stir gently. Continue adding more water, stirring until soil is very moist.
  5. Carefully spoon the wet potting soil into each eggshell until almost filled. Leave just a little room at the top.
  6. Cover the surface of the soil with grass seed.
  7. Spoon potting soil on top of the grass seed, spreading out gently to cover the seeds.
  8. Water every couple of days using a spray bottle or sprinkling with a little water onto the soil with a spoon. Your seeds should begin to sprout in about a week. You can give your grass “haircuts” as it grows!