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Grow a Cress Head

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Watch the cress grow in one week

Children love to watch things grow. Cress is a fun way to do this, it’s quick and easy and they end up eating the final product!

You will need:

  • Cress seeds
  • Washed empty yoghurt pots or eggshells
  • Paint or pens to decorate the pots with a face
  • Kitchen roll
  • Cotton wool

How to make:

1. Paint your yoghurt pots or eggshells, let them dry and then add faces to them.

2. Wet some scrunched up kitchen roll and push it into the bottom of the pot then add a thin layer of damp cotton wool. Leave a gap of about 2cm below the top of the pot.

3. Sprinkle cress seeds on top of the cotton wool. Press them down lightly and try to make sure they are evenly spread over the cotton wool.

4. Leave the pot in a warm, light place like a window sill and look daily for signs of growth which should happen after about seven days. Check that the cotton wool remains damp and add a little water if necessary. When your cress has grown you can cut it and eat it – we recommend trying it in an egg and cress sandwich.