Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!

Saturday 23 June 2012

More on that Watercress I planted...

 This is the seed I sowed on  26 May. See how it has grown!

This is taken from the original pot of watercress I sowed back in Feb

Can you see the tiny rootlets?

If you fill a pot with growing medium and lay the stems on the surface so the rootlets are touching the surface

And lightly cover the rootlets and bottom of the stem with more growing medium.

Put it in a tray with water in, DON'T water it from the top as you will wash away the growing medium. Keep it moist and always standing in a little water  and it should grow :-)

You can use the same method to grow watercress bought from a shop as well :-)

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