Another eco-friendly form of pest control?
Break open an egg shell...
Try and break it as close as possible to the top of the shell - I didn't this time...
Fill the egg shell with some seedling mix, add your seed (tomato in this instance) and cover with some more seedling mix. Water well.
As it grows I will naturally make a hole / smash a crack in the base of the shell, so that the roots can spread into the larger container it will then be housed in. Using the egg shell as a seedling "pot" should ensure that it also gets a dose of calcium as it's growing :)
But I'm thinking - this may also be eggcellent cutworm deterrent. I'll just have to ensure I break the shell nearer the top of the egg, and that I have at least 1 cm (1/2 ") of the egg shell sticking above ground when it comes time to plant the seedling in the veggie patch.
Happy days :)