Watercress - True Curled Garden Cress (Lapidium sativum) Curly Cress Aquatic Flowering Cruciferous Vegetable Herb
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Watercress - Curled (Lapidium sativum) Curly Cress Yellowcress Aquatic Flowering Cruciferous Vegetable Herb
Height 6 in
Watercress is an aquatic or semi-aquatic perennial herb rich in Vitamin A, C and E. This variety is the Curly cress variety, that produces dark green finely cut curly leaves that add a zesty spicy and peppery flavour similar to watercress. Can be eaten raw or cooked.
Pick young leaves and for a continuous harvest by planting every three weeks. Watercress is an aquatic flowering vegetable and likes bright sun is moisture loving. this herb is found growing naturally in streams, ditches, ponds and places where there is water.
- Direct sow seeds in spring 3 weeks prior to last frost date; broadcast over prepared area by adding very tiny seeds to a bucket with fine sand; this will help broadcast seeds evenly and you can see where they land.
- OR start seeds indoors 3 weeks prior to the last frost; transplant seedlings outdoors when all risk of frost has passed. Plant seedlings 1/4 in deep in rows 6 in apart. For baby greens plants can be planted 3 in apart.
- Watercress has a long history of medicinal uses such as short term swelling of the airways and lungs, flu, arthritis etc
- Seed Count: 1 gr