As a child, I can remember going to craft markets and seeing this little faces made from old stockings and soil (with two little eyes and a nose) whereby you place them in water and after a few days the little face starts growing hair – through pure magic. These little faces inspired me to start growing cress heads from egg shells. Egg shells are a great little container to start growing your seeds into seedlings as they provide calcium and other nutrients for the developing plant. You can also plant the egg shell directly into your garden where it will decompose at its own time and allow the plant to flourish. All you need to grow your own Cress Heads is…
- Washed out Egg-shells
- Cress Seeds
All you need to do is sprinkle the soil into the eggshells and sprinkle the cress seeds on the top of the soil. Water gently and place in the sun, remember to water the seeds often. Within two days you will see the seeds starting to sprout and within one week you will have tall cress sprouts that can be cut and used in salads or as sandwich toppings.
This is a fabulous way to introduce children into gardening. These seeds grow so quickly and on a daily basis you can see the difference of the size of the sprout 🙂