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Windowsill Jungles

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Create your very own farmyard or jungle for a windowsill and watch the grass grow. When it gets long, have fun cutting the grass.



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Materials
Plastic tub
Soil/ tissue paper/ kitchen roll/felt/ hessian or similar.
Cress seed, cat grass seed or similar.
Plastic animals.



Growing jungles for a windowsill, farm windowsill, cress farm, cat grass farm, preschooler gardening, preschooler cress farm, cress jungle
Cat grass worked well for thick tall grass


Method
Line the bottom of the tub with hessian (or soil/ kitchen roll/ tissue paper etc) and water well.



Growing jungles for a windowsill, farm windowsill, cress farm, cat grass farm, preschooler gardening, preschooler cress farm, cress jungle
We tried a piece of coarse hessian sacking for the jungle liner


Sprinkle cress seed or cat grass seed liberally over the damp liner.



Growing jungles for a windowsill, farm windowsill, cress farm, cat grass farm, preschooler gardening, preschooler cress farm, cress jungle
Cress on blotting paper and foam liner


Water again.
Put some animals in the tub. We made a cress farm with a sheep and a grass jungle with giraffes.



Growing jungles for a windowsill, farm windowsill, cress farm, cat grass farm, preschooler gardening, preschooler cress farm, cress jungle
We started off with tigers and switched to taller giraffes as the grass grows quite tall quickly


Put the tub onto a windowsill and keep well watered.



Growing jungles for a windowsill, farm windowsill, cress farm, cat grass farm, preschooler gardening, preschooler cress farm, cress jungle


Watch the seeds germinate and grow every day. You should have quite good growth within about 10 days.



Growing jungles for a windowsill, farm windowsill, cress farm, cat grass farm, preschooler gardening, preschooler cress farm, cress jungle




Growing jungles for a windowsill, farm windowsill, cress farm, cat grass farm, preschooler gardening, preschooler cress farm, cress jungle


When the grass gets long, have fun giving it a trim!



Growing jungles for a windowsill, farm windowsill, cress farm, cat grass farm, preschooler gardening, preschooler cress farm, cress jungle
Mowing the grass on the farm


With any left over seed, you could have a go at making a funny haircut potato head.

Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Easy
#Farm
#Jungle
#Giraffe
#Sheep
#Grass
#Cress
#Growing
#Seeds
#Natural materials
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