DIY Mini-Greenhouse

March 7, 2009 at 4:14 am 2 comments

DIY Seed Starting

Here’s another, do-it-yourself seed starting setup that self waters, creates a cozy greenhouse to start seedlings, and is super easy to make. All you need is one of those ridiculously overplasticized Eggland’s Best egg cartons (I will never understand why they use three layers of plastic for their cartons, but for starting seeds, it’s perfect).

eggland's best overplasticized carton

To make this mini greenhouse, cut the top off the egg carton and save. Then, take a safety pin, and poke a hole out of each of the 12 egg shapes (this is where the water will go up to the roots). Put the top underneath the egg carton, and fill with soil and seeds. Then, water, and use the old top (now on the bottom) as a reserve. The perfect egg carton greenhouse!

The plastic water reserve on the bottom of the carton keeps roots growing down, making for happier transplants when it’s time to head outside.

poona kheera transplant about 2 weeks from sowing

seed starting egg


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. karen  |  March 14, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    holy moly oly robyn. that is pure genius, I was just wondering how I could make that egg container work for me.

    gorgeous genius awesome blog of course btw … xoxox

  • 2. Mini Greenhouse made with EB Carton  |  May 29, 2010 at 12:41 am

    […] would like to make a revision to the post!  This idea was first seen on grow indie!!  Check it out on her […]

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