Step 1: Decorate Pots
Decorate several pots with different faces using permanent markers, stick-on eyes or even bits of wool stuck on with glue to make ears, mouths and noses.
Step 2: Add Soil to Pot
Once you have decorated your pot, make sure it has good drainage holes.
If necessary, make your own with a drill or a sharp pair of scissors.
Fill it with a multipurpose compost, leaving around a 1¼ in (3 cm) gap
at the top.
Step 3: Add Blotting Paper
A piece of blotting paper or paper towel will help keep the alfalfa seeds moist. Cut a circle just smaller than the top of the pot, place over the compost, and press it down firmly. Place the whole pot into a bowl of water to soak.
Step 4: Add Seeds
Once the paper is wet, lift the pot out and leave to drain. Measure out a
small handful of alfalfa seeds and lightly scatter them over the
surface. Don’t sow too many as dense growth can lead to the stems
Step 5: Put Pots in Bags
Put each container into a paper or plastic bag and leave in a bright,
warm place, such as a windowsill. Check every day and remove as soon as
the seeds have germinated. Water regularly and when the sprouts have grown sufficiently, enjoy the harvest by giving your pot a "haircut."
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