When I was little I loved growing cress on the windowsill, it’s super easy and quick, perfect for the little ones with short attention spans.  

 

What you need –

Cress Seeds

Eggs

Butter Knife

A Bowl

Kitchen Roll

Cotton Wool or cotton pad

Felt-tip Pens

 

Grow Your Own Cress Head

STEP 1

Give the egg a firm tap close to the top, with the back of the butter knife, empty the egg into the bowl.

Grow Your Own Cress Head

STEP 2

Give the larger of the two shell parts a good clean inside.

Grow Your Own Cress Head

STEP 3

Draw a face on the outside of the shell with the felt tips.
Grow Your Own Cress Head

STEP 4

Wet a piece of kitchen paper and screw it up inside the shell.

Grow Your Own Cress Head

STEP 5

Take a thin piece of cotton wool or cotton wool pad, wet it and place it as flat as you can on top of the kitchen paper.

Grow Your Own Cress Head

STEP 6

Scatter a layer of cress seeds on top of the cotton wool, the sprinkle some water on top.
Grow Your Own Cress Head

STEP 7

Pop the finished Cress Head in an empty egg box or in an egg cup, repeat steps 1-7 as many times as you like.

Grow Your Own Cress Head

STEP 8

Place in a warm, light position and water every day. You should start to see sprouts in two days.

Grow Your Own Cress Head

STEP 9

In about a week the cress will be about 5cm tall time to snip some off with scissors and eat it.

 

There you have it, it really is very simple. I hope you enjoy growing and eating your own cress.

Happy Growing