Well this one is a classic, who hasn't grown cress in a jam jar, yoghurt pot or from a saucer?!? The steps are simple and if you've never done it then now's the time to give it a go or to share it with a new generation. I personally remember being lifted up to check the progress of my windowsill cress and eating a sandwich containing the fruits of my labour (it's not very labour intensive)
You will need: 1 pack of cress seeds, some water (rain water is always best for seeds), Some soil or Kitchen Roll (yes seriously this also works) and of course a KiteNest tin, we suggest one of the large 250ml tins for this.
1. Place the soil into the tin until it reaches 2 thirds of the way up to the rim. Alternatively you can fold a piece of kitchen roll in half twice and place this at the bottom of the tin.
2. Sprinkle your cress seeds evenly over.
3. Gently water until the soil or kitchen roll is nicely moist. If you've used soil then sprinkle a very fine layer over the top of the seeds until they can no longer be seen.
4 Place onto the windowsill and be patient, but you don't need to be too patient as you should see some activity in about half a week.
5. Keep the cress moist and do not allow it to try out on the windowsill.
6. When your cress has fully grown, anything above 5cm is fab, it's time to harvest your crops and enjoy a tasty salad or sandwich with the addition your cress!7.Repeat until you've satisfied your cress cravings indefinitely.
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As with all our recycling guides there's a serious message so please make sure that our tubs and tins never end their life on a landfill site and are used to their full potential.
Follow our guides safely and sensibly under the supervision of an adult where required.