This Spring I tried recycling empty loo roll tubes and egg shells into seed planters.
I managed to grow radish, beans, tomatoes and beetroot successfully in egg shells.
But the only thing that grew in the loo rolls was mealies (corn)
|I wouldn't normally try and grow corn seedlings,|
but, due to the fact that I wanted corn on the,
farm, and our visit was delayed, I decided to give
them a helping hand :)
|I buried the loo rolls into the soil|
slightly to give the loo roll and the
tomato plant a bit of support
|And the egg boxes make brilliant holders too LOL|
I left the egg shell whole until the seed popped itself "above ground" (this also helped to retain water for the seed). Then I gently cracked the base of the shell to allow the roots room to grow and planted it into its permanent bed.
I am now collecting loads and loads of egg shells - and, if any should break, I'll just toss them in my compost container in the kitchen.