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Good Eggs



Egg shells make perfect seedling homes!!

Cosy plantlet nurseries 😍



  1. Gently tap the top of an egg
  2. Tip out the inside
  3. Make a small drainage hole at the bottom of the shell with a pin
  4. Fill with compost
  5. Plant with cress seeds or a sprig of herbs or…well…anything!!
  6. Rest on a bottle top

Micro Sprouts



Run out of compost or growing medium? Raid the bathroom!

Propagate your seeds on cotton wool, cleansing pads, toilet paper, tissues etc



  1. Sprinkle little seeds* on damp tissue
  2. Bed bigger seeds* in a cotton wool nest
  3. Keep warm and wet
  4. Harvest your Micro Greens when about 4cm tall

*Try out a variety – basil, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, celery, chard, chervil, coriander, kale, lettuce, mustard, parsley, peas, radish, rocket, spinach….

More information 

Root Shoots



Remember Carrot Tops? Don’t stop there!!!

You can regrow carrots, beetroots, parsnips, celery and spring onions (I reckon they are the quickest and the best) for free food!!!

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  1. Slice the top off any root vegetable or the bottom off a spring onion
  2. Put in about 2cm of water or on a bed of soil
  3. Keep wet and watch it grrroooowwww🌱

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Garden Cress


Turns out cress is mustard 🤩


This fast-growing superfood is packed with vitamins and antioxidants

Read all about it! 


  1. Scatter seeds on a damp surface – tissue, cotton wool, cleansing pad, paper towel…
  2. Keep damp
  3. Harvest in about 7 days!



Coffee House 🏠



Save waste coffee and the bag

Give seedlings a cosy coffee house 🌱🏠



  1. Put cold waste coffee back in the bag
  2. Put drainage holes in the bottom
  3. Pop in seeds (I used sunflowers)
  4. Keep warm & damp
  5. Plant sunflower out when it’s bigger

A cosy home for cress seeds




Each free pack contains 6 radish seeds.

Relish ravishing radishes!



  1. Fill old packaging with soil/compost
  2. Plant seeds 1cm deep and 3cm apart
  3. Keep warm and moist
  4. Harvest in just 4 weeks
  5. Relish your radishes

For more radishy info go to RHS

Grow radishes

Tea Pea 🌱⛺️



Running out of compost?

Start peas in a tea bag!

The perfect pea starter home




  1. Snip top off a used tea bag
  2. Pop in dried peas
  3. Keep moist
  4. Plant out when big enough

Free Thyme



We all have lots of free thyme…

Lol 😉

Take thyme for someone you love.



  1. You COULD grow from a seed…
  2. …but easier to separate a bigger plant into plantlets
  3. Fabulous herb – hardy, evergreen and versatile

Parsley (the Lion herb)



Parsley the Lion a blast from the past 🦁

Turn ONE parsley pot from the supermarket into TEN

Have free, unlimited parsley all year long 🌱




  1. Carefully divide up a pot of supermarket parsley
  2. Put plantlets into new pots (they like ice-cream)
  3. Cut stems from base of plant – it will grow back bushier


On your marks. Get set. 🧅

Get set. Onion.


On your marks. Get set. Onion.

Plant super-cute onion-lets 🧅in April and watch them grow……




  1. Prepare a lovely flat bed
  2. Plant onions sets 10cm apart in rows 30cm apart
    • Leave tips showing and protect from 🐦
    • OR cover with 2cm soil
  3. Water well
  4. Harvest in autumn when leaves go brown

For better instructions than mine (!) go to Gardeners’ World

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