an herb garden in a box is my fave (guest post from randi)

May 24, 2012

I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy. Today’s post is from Randi of Swoon.


Spring has always been my favorite season for lots of obvious reasons. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and the days are getting longer. If you’re as nerdy about Spring as I am, why not spread the love with this simple gift? It’s perfect for neighbors and teachers too.

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All you need is a half carton of eggs, a few seed packets, some soil, and a label (download my label below). I recently learned that if you sprout your seeds in an eggshell with a little bit of soil, you can plant the whole thing when it’s ready, eggshell and all!

Here’s how to make your own herb garden in a box: Carefully crack each of your six eggs near the top and discard the top of the shell. Set the eggs aside for some serious omelet making. Gently wash the eggshells with soap and water and let dry. Once dry, use a needle to poke a few holes in the bottom of each eggshell. It’s not as hard as it sounds! The best method is to “screw” the needle in until it pokes a hole in the shell.


Place your eggshells, right side up in the carton and fill with a little bit of potting soil. Pick a few seed packets designed for transplanting and put in an envelope or drawstring bag. Put your seeds in the top of the carton and carefully close. Put your label on top and tie with pretty ribbon or a fabric scrap.


Now download the label here and get making.

Happy spring!

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