Anyone Ever Started Seeds in Eggshells?

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    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
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    I’ve occasionally seen articles on the web about starting seeds in eggshells, and was wondering if any of you have ever tried it?

    Here’s an example: http://www.pallensmith.com/index.php?id=1052

    Photo from P. Allen Smith website article



    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
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    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

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    joan1___Alabama
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    no, I have used the empty egg carton though and it work out well.


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    Tennduckie
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    I saw this too Jill and tried it but mine was not to successful …may of been just me .. But I took the carton and cleaned the shells , and planted the seeds some came up but I lost them .. seemed like it wasnt enough dirt ???


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    Posynut_NY_zone4
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    Empty yogurt cups or cottage cheese containers work good for planting seeds in.

    I used to watch P. Allen Smith program when gardening shows were on TV.  We never get any of those anymore and HGTV cut out all gardening shows some years ago.  I enjoyed all of those and learned a lot from them.


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    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
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    Thanks for the feedback, everyone! With Easter approaching, I’m trying to brainstorm some egg-related projects for the Birds & Blooms blog. I’ve heard about this but never tried it, so I thought I’d ask around. I have some seeds lying around to start (nothing exciting,  just some basic zinnias), so maybe I’ll give this a try and if it doesn’t work out, no big deal.

    Posy – Yes, the “G” in HGTV apparently no longer stands for “Garden”. Everybody just wants to watch shows where rich people make over their bathrooms… ;)


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

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    Gayle
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    I would probably break them trying  to plant in them or moving them around.  I have tried the egg cartons but that didn’t work well for me.


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    Sandy K.
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    I would think that it might work for a smaller seed but a Zinnia grows fast and has a long root even as a seedling  would there be room in an egg shell for them ? 

    Sandy K.


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    Jill Staake
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    Hmmm, good point, Sandy. Thanks for the reminder!


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    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

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    takyslaky
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    Try some blanket flower seed Jill.  They come up close to the soil and their roots would probably fill the egg shell.  You want something that would root good in the shell.  I have not tried it and if you try it I hope it works out for you.


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