Here’s a fantastic, easy idea we just came across – how to use eggshells to plant seeds. I love this one. There are numerous benefits to this idea:
1) You don’t have to uproot the seeds when it comes to time to plant them out – simply crack the shells and the roots will grow through! This saves you from potentially damaging the young seedlings – and the shells will break down.
2) The eggshells are biodegradable, so there is no waste.
3) The seeds benefit from the nutrients in the eggshells. Eggshell contains a good quantity of bioavailable minerals – especially calcium; a mineral that is not only essential for humans, but essential to all stages of plant growth.
4) You don’t have to use plastic pots, so it’s eco-friendly! Another win for the zero-waste home
5) It’s free!
6) It’s fun!
This is a great tutorial with lots of pictures. Why not give it a go and let us know how you get on. Here is the link to the full tutorial: http://www.17apart.com/2012/01/how-to-plant-seeds-using-eggshells.html
I’m about ready for an omelette!
Favorites and habits:
What are some of your character’s hobbies? What do they do with their time? Soccer (also known as kicking her ball around the outpost), making little sculptures with scrap metal and her blowtorch, playing with her pets, singing, playing video games, and reading about random topics.
Favorite color? Orange
Favorite music artists? Movies or TV shows? Books or authors? Actors? DISNEEEEEY. She is also fond of Harry Potter and Owl City.
Political stance? Are they active in politics or do they not care? Politics are not a thing. Everyone gets along now because the war is over. Politics are no. 3>[
What are some of their pet peeves? People not respecting when she says “no,” Rigel overreacting, when her parents’ protectiveness keeps her from doing something she really wants to do.
What sort of gifts do they like? Any gifts, really, but her favorites are ones that show the giver thinks she’s smart/mature and gifts that are crafty somehow.
What is their favorite time of day? Favorite weather? Season? The middle of the day when the sun is out. Sunny weather. She has a soft spot for winter since she was born during it, but she enjoys late summer the best. Nice and warm but the hottest is over. Also the barrage of human holidays involving treats and presents start soon.
Where do they like to spend their time? In the outpost, in the jungle, or at Rigel’s house.
Favorite food? Favorite drink? Hot drinks, soft drinks, or alcohol? Her favorite drink is warmed mid-grade energon (or energon tea) with some mercury mixed in.
Favorite animal? Red panda.
Do they have any pets? Do they want any? Do I have to list them all? She has two dogs, several cats, three birds, two red pandas, two snakes, fluctuating numbers of mice, two rats, six chickens, a snail, two fish, and a shoveling.
What relaxes them? Energon tea, dubstep, origami.
Do they have any bad habits? Not saying when she’s leaving the outpost, using up the cleanser and hot water in the bathroom, talking with her mouth full, showing up at people’s houses unannounced.
I think I wanna try doing a movie night with The Rescuers! I just gotta pick a night!