Spring your garden, easy egg shell planters

What you need:

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • Egg carton
  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Potting soil
  • Spoon
  • Permanent marker
  • Seeds  


  1. Using the knife, carefully crack the eggs at the pointed end of the shell.
  2. Dump the egg contents into a bowl. Once you have emptied all of the eggs, you can cook them.
    Here are a few recipes that you can use with a dozen eggs: Asparagus, Pepper & Feta Frittata; Pizza Frittata; Ham, Cheese & Broccoli Frittata; and Apple, Almond & Cheddar Frittata.

  3. Using the carton to hold your empty shells, begin filling with potting soil. (Tip: if you crush the tops of the shells in a blender to a fine powder, you can incorporate that into the soil for added nutrients.)
  4. Fill your shells about ¾ of the way to the top.

  5. Add 2 or 3 seeds of your choice to each shell, and cover with soil. You may need to slightly pack the soil down.

  6. Using your marker, write on each egg what you are growing.

  7. Add water to each shell (a water bottle with a small hole poked in the lid works well as a DIY watering can).
  8. In a week or two, once seeds have sprouted and established a good root system, they can be planted outside, weather permitting. Just carefully break the eggs and remove the bottom part of the shell, then place directly in the ground. If it is not warm enough to plant outside, you may have to transplant into a larger pot.

  9. Keep your plants watered and soon you will have a healthy veggie garden!