We Grew Our Own Cress

 As soon as the sun came out we decided to get out into the garden and have had some fun. We've been creating makes in line with the alphabet challenge, losing balls over our fence (really how can one little person throw so high?!) and  growing some food.

We Grew Our Own Cress


I'm unsure whether all the food will survive and we will be eating what we are awarded especially as eldest is quite keen on digging presently! We shall have to wait and see what happens.

Learning How to Sew Seeds


We Grew Our Own Cress

Meanwhile we have planted some cress that was quick at growing and already we are feasting on what we've grown. Growing cress takes me way back to primary school days where I have a vague memory of growing cress from what looked like an island and pretended to be birds looking from above and taking a bit of cress to try. 

Waiting for the Vegetables to Grow


We Grew Our Own Cress

So when hubby declared we would try to grow our own vegetables and asked me what I would like to try. Cress was high up on my list to grow with the kids and produced quick results so even the most impatient child would not have to wait long to try some.

 The Cress Grew Well


We Grew Our Own Cress

As you can see from the photo. The cress grew well and the girls have learnt that just a few things like sun, seeds and watering can get great results. These results can then go in to your tummy so that you too can grow. Something that my eldest has come to realise and currently obsess about a little. For I've heard her say on more than one occasion the words  'Sister making me grow' being said by her as her sister does indeed offer what she has in her hand. I can recall a certain incident where eldest thought her little sister would like to try baked beans so maybe youngest is getting her own back. 

Egg and Cress Sandwiches


We Grew Our Own Cress

Hubby decided that the cress would go into egg and cress sandwiches. My youngest usually loves to try and eat everything. However, on this occasion she removed it from the sandwich and decorated the table with it instead! Eldest who is a little fussier loved it and even asked for more. They certainly do surprise you don't they?

Have you tried growing cress with your little one?


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  1. This is such a lovely thing to do with littles - I think my daughter has been doing this at school. At home, we're growing sunflowers! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub with this lovely x

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  2. This is such a great project to do together. Getting our garden in shape for the summer is definitely on the top of my to do list, but my hayfever is so bad this year. Maybe some light indoor gardening to start us of for now. #coolmumclub

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  3. carla@ouramanahsourfutures27 April 2018 at 09:49

    Mine has learnt how to make egg mayo so growing cress could be a good idea. So many lessons you got from this activity. Brilliant #kidsandkreativity

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  4. I've no green thumb seriously. But that's really great to grow your own and be able to have them fresh from the garden. #kidsandkreativity

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  5. I love getting out and gardening with the kids, although they're not so interested in the greenhouse now they're teenagers. Mint and Tomatoes are my go to along with a few other herbs. It's great to see the girls enjoying their gardening with you, it's such a great way to teach them about science. It's great they're enjoying eating the cress too, a reward for such hard work!

    Thanks for sharing with me on #CoutnryKids.

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  6. What a great project! I haven't grown cress since I was at school. I must try it with my girls. #CountryKids

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  7. cress is amazing because it grows so quick. We have grown it in egg shells and drawn faces on them so the cress becomes the hair. The kids are not so keen as eating it though.
    #countrykids

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  8. Sounds like a great idea. We are growing things but nothing that gives such quick results so I may have to go and get some. That reminds me though we haven't been watering them! oops!

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  9. Looks as though you had lots of fun! I really enjoy growing plants with my boys. Thank you for linking up with #Blogstravaganza :)

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  10. Cress is such fun to grow with kids as it grows so easily and quickly. I try and make the effort to grow vegetables each year - last year we grew radishes and lettuce and although the girls weren't so keen on eating the produce, they did enjoy seeing things grow. Glad your girls have been enjoying growing cress and even better that your eldest enjoyed eating it too!#countrykids

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  11. That egg and cress sandwich looks delicious, did you grow it inside or in a greenhouse? Nice to have a gardening hubby, good luck with the veg growing. Look forward reading what grows and what gets prematurely dug up!! #CountryKids

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  12. We grow cress all the time, mainly because you hardly have to wait for the results. L loves it!! #blogstravaganza

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  13. I used to do this all the time as a child, but I've not got round to doing it with my girls. I must get on with it! Thank you for joining us at #SharingTheBlogLove

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  14. Cress is so good for growing with little children - it grows so fast! We're doing potatoes and I think I get asked every day if we can check if they're growing yet. I'd not really considered cress as I have a fussy eater too, but maybe it's worth a try! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  15. I love growing cress. It is so great that you can grow it an eat it, very educational for the kids. Ellie grew some at school last year and that started the fun off. Plus egg and cress sandwiches are delicious! Thank you for joining us at #ThursdayTeam

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  16. Kids love growing their own food don't they! Such a challenge being patient waiting for it to be ready to eat but tastes all the more delicious for it! #CountryKids

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  17. Mine love making cress heads and are quite adept at growing them now

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  18. Aaaw I love that they're helping each other to grow! Such a sweet concept! My daughter recently grew cress at school and loved watching it grow! #blogcrush

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  19. I think we only tried once to grow cress, but it grew so tall and lanky and unappetising that we've never tried again. I love egg & cress sandwiches though.
    #CountryKids

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  20. Dropping by again from #SharingtheBlogLove

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  21. We did cress with the Tubblet when she was a similar age! It's such fun and seeing things grow is really rewarding

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  22. We like growing cress in an empty eggshell so it looks like hair :o)

    #MMBC

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  23. I love cress, yummy n a sandwich, with or without eggs. Good growing! x
    #KidsandKreativity

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  24. Cress is a greta plant to start growing with kids, I find they are so impatient, but as it grows quickly they understand it better. Thanks for joining in with #KidsandKreativity, I hope you come back next time x

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