Greenhouse made from recycled goods complete w/ eggshells for starting seeds #sustainability

Every year I try to add more ways to be green! As you look at your “trash” try to decide what you might be able to turn it into rather than placing it in the trash. What’s great about recycling is that you can also save money too! We go through a lot of eggs so reusing our Great Day Farms  egg carton and shells made sense to me. Not too mention, being such a sustainable way to save even more money with our own garden. Compost is great for your garden and some towns offer it for free. However, if you want to learn to compost, click here  to find my how to make your own compost bin.

GreatDayFarmsDIYgreenhouse#shop Supplies:


  • Great Day Farms egg carton
  • Great Day Farms eggshells (save your shells after cracking)
  • produce clamshells (such as from grapes or strawberries)
  • potting soil
  • seeds
  • spray bottle


1. Cut Great Day Farms egg carton into the right size for your container. 6 eggs was the right size for my strawberry container. Place into of clamshell.

GreatDayFarmsDIYgreenhouse2#shop 2. Place half a Great Day Farms eggshell into each space.

GreatDayFarmsDIYgreenhouse3#shop 3. Now add potting soil into each eggshell

GreatDayFarmsDIYgreenhouse4#shop 4. Add your seeds: we chose to start with our Greens (spinach, romaine, & mesclun). After placing seeds cover with some more soil. Lightly mist the seeds with a spray bottle. Mist them every 1-2 days.

GreatDayFarmsDIYgreenhouse5#shop I would love to hear what you are growing!


  1. says

    I remember using egg cartons to start seeds when I was a kid – always veggies and my family planted them in our backyard. So we always had zucchini, tomatoes and peppers. You brought back some great memories!

  2. Gail Williams says

    Nice ideas for DIY for me and my grandkids…Never done this, but it is a fabulous idea. I want to be a green grandma!

  3. justin tan says

    This is such a clever idea!! we will do this for our little garden. Save money and save the environment too


  1. […] This uses a lot of eggs, but make sure you don’t throw those shells away! Did you know that you can crush them up and put them around your plants to keep pests out? True story! You can also use the shells themselves (plus the carton) to start seeds and create an indoor greenhouse. My sweet friend Natalie can show you all right here! […]

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