Eggshells make good seed starters, and when transplanted into soil, they break down naturally and nourish your herbs.
- Slice off the top of eggshells with a sharp knife and pour the yolks and whites out, saving them for another use.
- Rinse eggshells thoroughly, then air-dry in the carton.
- Use a needle to puncture a small drainage hole in the base of each shell.
- Mist the shells with water.
- Scoop potting soil into shells with a small spoon.
- Plant your seeds according to package instructions, and then gently mist with water.
- Place carton on a sunny windowsill, and water according to package instructions while you wait for herbs to sprout.
- Transplant them into a pot or your garden when your seedlings develop leaves. Gently crush the shells in the soil to speed the decomposition process.