"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spring, Sprang, Sprung

There is one thing I do with my eggs - egg vases. These are last years wild jonquils which are now up but have yet to open. You can also use them for seedling starters. Just rinse and fill with peat moss and seeds and keep wet till they sprout. Also, prick a hole in the bottom of the egg so you won't get dampening off (the sprouts will shrivel up and die from too much water). Leave them sitting in the carton for easier handling. Carefully crush shell for planting; good source of calcium for the plant.

7 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea! They look like tiny terra cotta pots.

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  2. That is a BIG egg. Great idea...I'll try starting seedlings that way. So organic!

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  3. What a great idea! I have planted grass in eggs for Easter, but never used them as vases for tiny plants.
    Debbie

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  4. How sweet !
    Is this a regular size egg, it looks so much bigger than what the hens around here lay ?
    I use the egg cartons as starters, but now I'll be using the egg shells and all !
    Great tip Donna.

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  5. My dear Brit Jo, it is a regular large sized egg. I forgot to add, I save all the shells to put in my compost.

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  6. That is just beautiful. Bring on spring.

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