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Step 1: Gather the Supplies

  • empty egg carton
  • eggshells (halves)
  • organic soil
  • organic herb seeds
  • scissors

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Step 2: Shape the Egg Carton Garden

My son and I headed outside for this messy garden project. We started with him cutting off the excess egg carton with a pair of scissors.

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Step 3: Add the Soil

This was my son’s favorite part – getting his hands dirty! He filled each of the eggshells in the carton with organic soil.

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Step 4: Plant the Seeds

Then, he made a small hole to plant the seeds, we choose an assortment of organic herbs; oregano, basil and thyme.

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Step 5: Just Add Water

He then watered the seeds and placed them outside on our sunny patio!

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Step 6: Label Them

My son made tiny labels on flags to place inside of the garden so we would be able to discern which herbs started to grow! He was very excited to see that his herbs were sprouting!

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Step 7: Watch them Grow!

Every day after school my son checks on his herb garden and adds water when necessary.

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Step 8: Replant

Once the seeds sprouted, we eventually moved them into larger pots so we could allow the herbs to continue to grow. Simply replant the entire herb seedling, including the eggshells.