Have you ever thought about what an onion truly is? We often categorize it as a vegetable, but it’s actually a bulb. This means that if buried, it regrows.

You probably haven’t considered this before, right?! This ingenious strategy allows us to create a small home garden for soups, omelets, salads, and sautés!

But not everyone has a balcony or garden to plant onions. Most of us lack the time or means to constantly monitor their growth progress.

Enter the egg carton – a handy solution.

Before explaining how to proceed, let’s delve into the material: it’s made by compressing paper pulp, starch, flour, and legume seeds. If you keep it, you’ll notice sprouts emerging after a few weeks. Its texture acts like a sponge, absorbing and releasing water slowly. Rich in nutrients beneficial for plant growth, it’s eco-friendly, cost-effective, and serves as an effective “mini greenhouse” for cultivating onions at home!

Imagine the savings and satisfaction of consuming a carefully nurtured food item! Gardening not only provides delicious produce but also acts as a stress reliever, diverting our attention from daily challenges.

A range of benefits unfolds: from good food to savings, creative and active recycling, to nervous system relaxation. What more could one wish for? Perhaps only to learn how to do it!

Placing Onions in Egg Cartons: How to Have a Home Garden

For planting onions, you’ll need:

  • 2 egg cartons
  • Water as needed
  • Sawdust or soil as needed
  • Transparent film
  • A spray container
  • Scissors
  1. Cut the egg cartons in half to get four pieces. Line one with plastic wrap, wrapping it entirely.
  2. Fill the spray bottle with water and moisten the other three containers. Stack them, then place them in the plastic-wrapped one to avoid wetting the surface it sits on.
  3. Sprinkle some sawdust or soil at the bottom of each cavity (the holes that previously held the eggs), then place an onion in each space.
  4. Dampen them a bit, then place them in a cool, dry location. After 3 days, you’ll see roots sprouting, and within two weeks, you’ll have onions about 25 centimeters tall.