How to grow cress; a Woodland Critter tutorial

Hello! I am Holly Acorn, the leader of Basswood Creeks Woodland Critters. Woodland Critters are the same thing as guides or scouts and are for boys and girls 2-14.  Adults can also join and help out, Chelsea Blackberry, Dorothy Fisher, Lauren Marmalade to name a few. Well, we also have uniforms which every member must wear, girls a yellow daffidol flower hat and boys a rope. You are just in time to see us planting cress seeds!

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Okay Tim, what are we doing?

We are planting cress seeds.

And why?

Because we are learning about plants and we want to grow something to get our plant badges, we get badges you know.

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Well, its really easy, Tim, please explain what you are doing.

First you put some cotton wool into a bottle cap.

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There, like this.

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Alfie , will you please fill up the watering can?

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Now you wet the cotton wool with the water like this.

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Remember that it should only be quite damp and NOT soaking wet.

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Put on a thin layer of cotton wool

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Sprinkel your seeds!

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All you have to do now is keep it moist and place into sun .

Tip; Keep turning regulary to insure even growth.

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After a day

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Done! After a week or so, your cress should be around 3 cm tall and ready to eat!


Did you like the tutorial? Now, there were 27 eggs!

I will probably post a tutorial on books and yohgurt soon, aswell a post about my new display thingey in two days…


Sarah says:

This is pure genius. They look lovely.

Kyra says:

Hihi, those pictures are too cute for words! So lovely! :)
Cress really is a great plant – and delicious in use with salad.

emily says:

Thanks kyraja!

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