You might remember that when I planted my seedlings this year, I planted them in a variety of containers. I had run out of the little expandable peat pellets and wanted to find out what would sprout my seedlings best. So far, everything I tried has worked well except the egg carton cups cut out and used independently. Here are our babies!
|Calendula growing in the top of an egg carton. This was easy to keep moist...we kept it on a cookie sheet and i poured water around it and keep a clear plastic greenhouse type lid over it.|
|Basil growing in toilet paper rolls. The dirt goes all the way to the little canals that carry water around in the tray below. They stayed moist well. A plastic clear lid was over them.|
|These eggshells were drying out on my windowsill, waiting to grow new things. The seedlings planted eggshell dirt stayed surprisingly moist. I did sprinkle water over them, and had poked drainage holes in the bottom.|
|Baby tomato plants! |
You can see some of the egg carton cups cut out with seedlings and the egg shells with seedlings. The egg carton cutouts were the hardest to keep moist. I will need to watch them so my new baby plants don't die!