Grow you Own Cress (Up-cycling project)

Upcycling and cultivating: DIY cress in squeezy pouches is so easy to do and a lot of fun. Watching your cress grow about an inch in less than 4 days is exiting. And the best thing is that YOU can “harvest” it, you don’t need your Mummy or Daddy to help you!

How you do it?

First of all, you need

– a handful of cottonwool

– one small bag of organic cress seed from your local garden centre

– a small pot, a plastic bottle or 3-4 empty squeezy pouches (if you want to do an upcycling project!)

– a glass of tap water

If you’ve got all your stuff, you can start growing your cress.

– Take the empty squeezy pouches and your little craft scissors and cut them in a half. You leave the bottom part smaller than the upper part, it needs to be around 3 fingers high. Then you wash them, so there wont be any fruit puree left inside.

– Take the cottonwool and put a third of a handful inside the pouch so 3/4 of it will be filled with cotton.

– Then take your glass of water and pour some water inside the squeezy pouches. The cottonwool will shrink but still needs to be 1 fingernail high inside the pouch when it is wet. If it is less just add more cottonwool and pour in a drop of water again. The cottonwool should not “swim”, but be wet.

– Then take the cress seeds and sprinkle about 30 seeds into each pouch.

– Now you place your little garden-to-be on a sunny spot inside – maybe a window sill – and keep watering it every day….

– And now: wait and watch! After one night you should already see some green spots in the pouch and after 3 days, the cress will already grow really quickly! After the fourth day, you can “harvest” the cress with your little craft scissors and decorate your sandwich or your soup!  Yummy yummy!