To get started you'll need:
A clean jar
Googly eyes or marker pen to decorate
Cotton wool balls or kitchen towel
Let’s get growing!
Find a small glass jars or container. Make sure they are clean and dry
If you want, you can decorate the jars with googly eyes by sticking them on with glue. Or, you can use colourful marker pens to draw funny faces or designs on the jars. Let your creativity shine!
Take some cotton wool or cotton pads and gently stuff them into the jars. Fill the jars about halfway
Sprinkle some cress seeds on top of the cotton wool. You don't need a lot of seeds; just a little sprinkle will do
Using a small spoon, water the cotton wool and cress seeds gently. Be careful not to use too much water; you want the cotton to be damp, not soaking wet
Place your jars in a sunny spot, like on a windowsill where they can get plenty of sunlight
Watch your cress grow. Make sure to keep the cotton wool damp by adding a little water every day if needed
Harvesting your cress
In about a week, you'll notice that your cress has grown tall and green. When it's grown, you can harvest it by cutting it with scissors. It's ready to eat!
You can use the cress you've grown to add a tasty, peppery flavour to sandwiches or salads. It's healthy and delicious!
Remember to share photos of your homegrown cress using #DobbiesLittleSeedlings and remember to tag us!
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