DIY: Make An Egg Crate Garden For Spring!

With spring approaching I have been thinking about ways to brighten up my home and work space, and one of those ways is to have lots of life. Plants and flowers make me so happy and I love having them around me, even when I’m at work. I fell in love with the idea of planting flowers and herbs in empty egg shells and I decided it was the perfect miniature garden to have at work. It’s easy to do and looks so adorable you won’t be able to stop yourself from smiling every time you see it! Plus, in a couple of weeks I’ll have flowers sprouting by my desk and fresh herbs to cook with :).

organic brown eggs

All you need for this project is a dozen eggs, seeds of choice, and seed starting soil. I got the seeds and soil from Home Depot.

seeds

I chose a variety of flowers and herbs because I wanted the garden to have a nice mixture.

seed starting soil

cracking an egg

First you’ll need to empty the egg shells.  Use a knife and tap lightly on the shell around the top of the egg – it should break right off, or you can use your fingers to break the top off.

empty egg shells

Rinse out your egg shells and place them back in the carton.

egg crate garden

I used a small plastic spoon and put one scoop of soil in the bottom of each egg shell.

egg crate garden

Sprinkle the seeds into the egg shells. I made a chart so I wouldn’t forget what I planted and where!

garden chart illustration

egg crate garden

egg crate garden

Cover the seeds with more soil.  Make sure your garden has plenty of light and stays moist!

egg crate garden

I will update you guys in a few weeks and let you know how my garden is doing! I can’t wait to see it grow :).

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Photos by Julia.

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8 years ago

This is so stinking cute!! I would love to do this, because I have always wanted to grow a little garden of herbs…but, I kill every plant I ever have..even the ones that require little care…

8 years ago

I love this idea, a friend of mine recently started some seeds in egg shells in egg cartons. I really need to try this, so cute!

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8 years ago

great idea!!!! i love it!!

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Katrina
8 years ago

I love this idea so much! its would be perfect for my tiny bedroom. I am wondering if you are going to transplant the flowers or herbs when they go to big? and how would you do that?

8 years ago

Wow! This idea is so cute!! I want to try it! :)

Paula
8 years ago

My grandma did this each spring .
If planting later out in a garden the entire shell can go in the ground,
just tap it slightly to crack for the root and drainage .
Cute & practical ! Thnx for the memory <3

8 years ago

Amazing! I just moved into a new apartment in Brooklyn and have the most amazing window and sill in my bedroom. It will definitely be lined with a few of these little garden treasures. Thanks for sharing!

8 years ago

So cute! I just came across this today, and my daughter and I actually planted some bean sprouts in eggs earlier this week!
http://thegoldjellybean.com/2013/03/sprouting-eggs.html

8 years ago

I’ve never seen this before, absolutely love it! I shall be trying this next week :) ….thank you!

8 years ago

wow! this is a lovely idea.
I will try it!
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8 years ago

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8 years ago

Wow! Great idea. I must try this!! Thanks!! – Siti

Jules
8 years ago

Can’t wait to try this!
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Natalia
8 years ago

How did you make the Egg Chart, it is beautiful and I would like to try one of my own! :)

Macie
7 years ago

So cute! Musty find purpose for 1 dozen eggs…

Paris
7 years ago

How long did you keep them in the egg crate? Like, when did you have to transfer them into a bigger area?

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4 years ago

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