Monday, February 17, 2014

In Expectation of Spring

In Expectation of Spring

Spring is just around the corner, and in preparation and expectation of it, I have a few fun projects to share with y'all!

I've seen these ideas floating around some of my favorite blogs, Pinterest (big surprise..), and a few other places and just had to try it for myself! 

It all started when I had 20 duck eggs in the refrigerator that needed to be eaten. 

We had duck egg casserole for supper. Yum yummy!

As you probably already know, nothin' much goes to wast around here. After cooking up all them eggs I had a bowl full of egg shells that needed to be used up for something. But what??? Ah yes, the perfect solution! This is the perfect time to experiment with using egg shells as seed starters. Let's get started, shall we? Lets!

First, place all your egg shell halves in an egg carton.

Aren't green duck eggs pretty?

Next, put some potting soil (or dirt from the compost pile like I did) in a bowl and grab yourself a spoon.

Put a couple of spoonfuls of soil into each egg.

Remember these seeds? Mmm..perhaps not, read about where they came from here.

These are Sunflower seeds I harvested by hand last year. 

Just poke your seeds down into the dirt and make sure they're covered.

Now, I've seen quite a few people that just leave their egg carton on a sunny windowsill and water them...but I don't know how they keep the egg carton from leaking water? So I cut off the back and the front of the carton...

Found me a couple plastic containers...

and with the help of William I went to the compost pile and filled my box with some good 'ole dirt.

William was very interested in what I was doing.

But I told him no Sunflower seed treats today and he went off pouting. *sigh*

Meanwhile back in the house, we have our plastic container full of dirt. Place your egg carton down in the dirt and make sure it's secure.

Now all that remains is to water your seeds...

place them in a sunny spot in the house (in my case, that would be my room)

and wait..........

:To Be Continued:

Blessings - 

~ Aspen


  1. Can't wait to see how it ends up. Have you ever used a light box?

  2. No, I haven't. Sounds interesting.

    ~ Aspen