An Egg-clectic Herb Garden
The Easter bunny is on his way so the central theme in many households this month is eggs! Easter is all about re-generation and the garden is the perfect place to explore the miracle of life, from seed to plant. We have a great idea for using those old egg cartons and egg shells to make an herb garden that kids will love.
Gather up these items and then you the kids will be ready to get growing:
Empty egg box carton
One dozen halved empty egg shells
This project can be messy so if the spring weather allows it is best done outdoors. Some herbs that kids love to grow and will be yummy to eat are: mint, cilantro, lemongrass, basil, tarragon, parsley.
1. Cut the top off the egg box so the egg compartments are lid free.
2. Gently place the halved, empty, egg shells in the egg carton.
3. Fill the egg shells with nutrient rich potting soil.
4. Place the seeds into the soil, pressing them down lightly so they are submerged in the earth.
5. Water and then find a sunny spot indoors on a window ledge or outdoors.
6. Wait and watch as the garden begins to grow.
7. Harvest the herbs and enjoy them, then see as they re-generate and grow again.
An egg-clectic herb garden is a fun and resourceful way for kids to use things around them for gardening projects; a really egg-cellent idea from us to you, happy growing.