Spring is in the air, and it is the time to start sowing your seeds! After your morning egg, don’t throw away the eggshells. The shells are perfect vessels for starting your seedlings!
Fill the shell halfway with soil and put the seed in the centre. Keep the soil moist (but not wet) on a sunny windowsill, I recommend keeping the shell in an eggcup or the egg box to keep them stable and secure.
When the seedlings are big enough, they can be planted directly into the soil in the ground or pot. The eggshell will gradually breakdown, releasing extra calcium for you plant.
This also makes them great for composting, so if you have extra eggshells then crush them up and sprinkle over your flower beds, mix in to your houseplant soil next time you repot your plant, or in your compost heap. Not only will the shells add calcium as they start to breakdown, they will also help aerate the soil and so increase the water flow.
Take a look at our Eco Hints and Tips page throughout this week to see more daily advice for reducing your food waste. Make sure you are using #FoodWasteActionWeek and tagging @lfhw_uk in your social media posts to help spread the word and also any useful tips you have come up with to reduce your food waste!