Cress Heads

Cress Heads

Cress Head






How about a little bit of edible gardening with cress?  Even if you don’t have a garden!  Cress is great to grow with kids as you get little shoots the day after sowing – and after 3 or 4 days your cress should be nice and tall!

For Cress Heads all you need is eggshells, cress seeds and damp tissue/kitchen roll.

Next time you’re using eggs, save the shell.  Rinse out the shells, dry them on the outside and let the kids draw faces on them with felt tips.  Next, put a small piece of damp kitchen roll inside the egg shell and let the kids sprinkle in some cress seeds (note – you might find it best to keep the cress heads in an open egg box as it’s an easy way to keep them standing upright).  Check the cress every day and you should see it sprouting on the day after sowing.  A couple of days later you should see shoots growing.  Keep the kitchen roll damp, so let the kids add a tiny bit of water to the eggshell every day and make sure your cress heads are sitting somewhere they can get some daylight.  Within 3 or 4 days you should have a nice head of cress hair on you egg shell face!  Once the cress has grown you can of course eat the shoots!



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