Many of you gardeners out there start your vegetables from seeds. I don’t think you’ll want to be wasting a lot of money on plant pots just to start the seeds in. There are many affordable things that you can use to start your seeds in. One of them is egg cartons.
In this post I’ll guide you how to start your seeds in egg cartons.
What You Need:
These are the stuffs that you need:
- Egg carton
- Your seeds that you will be planting
- First you need to fill a layer of soil in the bottom of the egg carton. Since I’m planting garlic, I need to put a very thin layer of soil. Otherwise they won’t fit in the egg carton.
- After this, I usually add worm castings to give the seeds a source of nutrients. But when I went to get worm castings, I found some worm cocoons in the castings, I couldn’t use it. Otherwise I’ll loose those worms.
- Then I put the garlics on top of the soil. The pointy end should be pointing to the top.
- Then you have to finish filling the egg carton with soil.
- After that, you have to water them. Since I couldn’t give them worm castings, I decided to water them with worm tea.
I covered this egg carton so it stays in the dark. This will give the seeds a chance to germinate faster.
After the germination
As soon as they start to germinate, you have to put them in a place where they can get a little bit of sun. Otherwise they will grow long and thin.
I planted garlic. As soon as they start to germinate, I’ll transplant them to a raised bed.