Egg Carton Seed Starter Update


As defined by Wiki: Is generally any questioning attitude towards knowledge, facts, or opinions/beliefs stated as facts, or doubt regarding claims that are taken for granted elsewhere.

For the most part, I am a highly skeptical person, always leery of strangers coming to my front door to sell me everything from elephant ear cleaning devices to toys for your hamster.  I am also a frugal person (i.e. cheap) and like to reuse/re-purpose things instead of throwing them away or buying plasticized versions of what I need.  We already live in a huge throw away society and I for one try to lessen my footprint on this planet every way I can.  Reusing paper egg cartons as seed starter cups was right up my alley.

So when I first came upon the numerous Internet posts about starting garden seeds in egg cartons, I was highly skeptical.  How could something made from mashed up cardboard and paper stand up to the high levels of moisture one needs to start seeds in?

But I was wrong.  The Internet was right.

Don’t get used to it though.  The Internet is not always right.
It just happens to be in this case.

On April 29th, I planted Marigold seeds into 4 egg cartons….and 5 days later.  Voila…sprouts! and no mould either.

DSC09650_ASo it works, you can take my word for it…or believe the Internet.

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