So, it has been about 10 days since my starting seeds in an egg carton and guess what? I have a big fat NOTHING! This is a great method for starting seeds, but it doesn't work for me. The main reason is that I am super busy and can't remember to water every day! I have the carton in a place where it gets about 13 hours of sunlight, but the soil kept drying out.
I kept meaning to get to the store to get saran wrap to help hold the moisture in, but I never did purchase it.
However...what did work for me was the self feeding milk carton seed starter. Because it has the water reservoir, the soil didn't dry out and I got a few buds! I was going to do a whole post on this, but truthfully, my Instagram post sums it up pretty good. The only thing your don't see is the dirt and seeds which you can see here:
(I"m pretty sure those green things on the left are weeds, but hey, I'll wait and see!)
Another thing that might have set me back with the egg carton seed starter is that I didn't use seed starting soil. I think my soil may have been a bit too dense and bulky for the delicate seeds. I was successful with getting a seedling to grow with that soil in an egg shell!
It also looks like I may have a couple of spinach seedlings too in a jar. I think this worked well because I put the top on (not screwed though) at night and I take it off in the morning.
Since I wasn't successful this go round with egg cartons, I think I'm going to keep with the milk carton or bottle self feeding method until it is warm enough to start seedlings outside. That way I have a better chance at succeeding.