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    Eggshell planters – This simple project will give anyone green fingers by re-purposing kitchen waste and growing something from scratch.

    Eggshells are made up almost entirely of calcium carbonate, a superfood for plants, so the planter doubles up as plant food.

    You will need:

    Organic free-range eggshells

    Egg carton

    Potting soil & spoon



    Seeds of your choice

    1. Crack the top of the egg carefully with a sharp knife, to empty out the egg.

    2. Rinse the eggshells with cold water, then place in boiling water for a minute to kill off any lingering bacteria.

    3. Using a pin, add a drainage hole (approx. 2mm diameter) to the base of shell, taking care not to crack the whole shell. 4. Using a teaspoon,

    half fill the eggshell with moist potting soil.

    5. Add seeds and plant according to sowing guidelines on seeds packet.

    6. Cover the seeds with more moist potting soil.


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