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Dec 13, 2016 8:45 AM CST
Can garden cress germinate indoors right now, with a grow light above them in a tray with aluminum foil lining? I am doing a science fair project on garden cress germination and I have to weigh them after and they stuck to the paper towels, so I tried aluminum foil lining. Will they still germinate?
Name: greene
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Dec 13, 2016 11:51 AM CST
You can grow cress as sprouts. If you do not have a seed sprouting tray you can use a glass jar.
Soak the seeds overnight in a glass jar. Cover the jar with mesh fabric and rain off all the water. Set the jar on its side exposed to light. The seeds/sprouts need to be rinsed with water twice a day.

Garden cress does not need the paper towels or aluminum foil. Cress can grow just about you can see in this popular photo by wetwebwork -, CC BY-SA 2.0,
Thumb of 2016-12-13/greene/d07cc4

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