Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The PinAddicts Pinterest Challenge - Cress Heads

I've really been getting in to planting things lately with Harry. We've planted lots of vegetables and flowers, but they take a long time to grow so I thought that it was time to try some cress. I found these lovely cress heads on Pinterest so I thought we'd give them a go for this month's Pinterest Challenge, which this month is being hosted by Sew Scrumptious. You can find the pin here on my Pinterest board, and here is the original picture with a link to the instructions:

Image Source http://www.rhs.org.uk/Children/For-families/Grow-it!/Cress

You just need to take the feet from an old pair of tights, put a teaspoon or so of cress seeds in first and then fill with compost. Tie at the bottom, use an elastic band to make a nose, and decorate. I used some foam stickers that we had lying around. Although the original instructions actually say to use two teaspoons of seeds, I found that this was too many really so you can use fewer. I sat mine in plastic cups for stability. Here they are after just a few days:

My version of the cress heads

They start growing almost straightaway, so are great for pretty much instant gratification. I'm not too keen on actually eating the cress though, but the seeds were cheap!

I love taking part in this linky because I really enjoy seeing all the gorgeous creations. You can visit them all here.

8 comments:

  1. I love them! Classic observation though - who does like cress?! Great activity for the kiddies though
    Thanks for joining us again x x

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    1. Thank you! I never know what to serve cress with, I tend to have cheese and marmite sandwiches and it doesn't really go. Also this stuff has quite a strong taste to it.

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  2. What a simple idea! I like cress....

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    1. I'll pop it in the freezer and bring it up to you!

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  3. What a great idea, they grow super quick then! We don't have a garden so might have to try this one to put on the window sill. I actually like cress too!

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    1. They start growing almost immediately, almost the same day if you do it in the morning! You can also grow it in just about anything, so you can make all sorts of grass creatures. I saw a cool cress caterpillar somewhere made from egg box segments.

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  4. Genius idea. Love it. Thanks for linking up! x

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