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 :).
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.
I chose a variety of flowers and herbs because I wanted the garden to have a nice mixture.
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.
Rinse out your egg shells and place them back in the carton.
I used a small plastic spoon and put one scoop of soil in the bottom of each egg shell.
Sprinkle the seeds into the egg shells. I made a chart so I wouldn’t forget what I planted and where!
Cover the seeds with more soil. Make sure your garden has plenty of light and stays moist!
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.