A great wet day gardening activity that involves no soil!


Egg cartons
Felt pens
Cotton wool balls
Cress seeds


Remove lids of egg cartons
Divide cartons so there are 6 slots in each carton
Decorate the outside of the egg cartons
Add one cotton ball to each slot
Add enough water to dampen each cotton ball
Sprinkle cress seeds on top of each dampened cotton ball
Place on a windowsill or somewhere inside that gets plenty of light
Keep cotton balls moist
Cress seeds should germinate in a few days
Watch as they grow into shoots
Harvest shoots when they are about 4cm tall
Use in salads, sandwiches or just eat as they are

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