Happy Earth Day! April 22, 2016

by Tips & Tricks

We are SO excited about Earth Day! Not just because the term “going green” makes us think of a delicious HelloFresh box, but also because it’s one day where everyone joins forces for a cause that’s bigger than all of us. So, besides recycling your HelloFresh box (either the regular way or, of course, by making it into a spaceship to play with your kids), we have created a super fun way to celebrate today!

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This fun little project not only involves recycling and getting your hands a little dirty on Earth Day, but also leaves you with a fun windowsill garden for the start of spring! It’s quick, easy, and affordable to create!

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  1. Take 6 bottom parts of empty eggshells, rinse, and place them in a halved egg carton
  2. Spoon some soil into the shells until they’re full
  3. Sprinkle a couple of cress seeds onto the soil
  4. Using a butter knife, gently press the seeds into the soil

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Water frequently and don’t like the soil dry out. When your cress seedlings start to grow big and tall, re-pot them in something a little bigger or even move them outside if you have a garden!

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Happy Earth Day, Happy Planting, and Happy Cooking with your new home grown ingredients!

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Theresa says:

this is a wonderful project, and I’d never thought of growing cress before. Hope you’ll feature it in a recipe soon! thanks!!

Genna says:

Glad you like it Theresa, good luck with your seedlings!

I love the idea of recipes for gardening presented like recipes for food! 😀

Genna says:

So glad you like it, hope you gave it a try!

Jon Wagoner says:

Besides the card board box being recycled, what about the installation, can it be recycled ? I can use the ice packs for my camping cooler.

Jacqueline says:

The non-toxic, septic safe ice pack fluid can be drained, and the plastic can be recycled. You can also save and return your liners for $2 credit per liner. Email hello@hellofresh.com for more info!

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