WATERCRESS SEEDS NO RUNNING WATER NEEDED! NASTURTIUM OFFICIANALE ADD A PEPPERY TASTE IN YOUR COOKING! $1.10

CRESS IS NO LONGER JUST FOR FANCY SANDWICHES! DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN GROW WATER CRESS IN MANY WAYS, RUNNING WATER IS NOT NEEDED!  THIS WATERCRESS HAS A CRISP, PEPPERY TASTE WHICH IS GREAT IN ENDLESS RECIPES!
Ever popular, distinctive flavour and crisp texture! Easy to grow, low maintenance and suitable for containers! Watercress is easy to grow! Vitamin rich, it makes a tasty and nutritious addition to salads and sandwiches.
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Care Of Watercress: Growing Watercress Plants In Gardens Watercress
By: Amy Grant
If you are a salad lover, as I am, it is more than likely that you are familiar with watercress. Because watercress thrives in clear, slow moving water, many gardeners refrain from planting it. The fact is that the plant is very adaptable and watercress cultivation can be attained in a number of different ways at home.
So, how to grow watercress in the home garden? Read on to learn more. Watercress Cultivation Watercress is a perennial cultivated for its clean, slightly peppery tasting leaves and stems.
Seen wild, it grows partially submerged in running water and flooded areas in moderately cool climates. If you have a water feature in your landscape, this is a great place to cultivate watercress, but don’t despair if not.
Watercress can also be grown in consistently wet soil with a soil pH of 6.5-7.5 in full sun, or you can mimic natural conditions by growing watercress plants in a bucket or other container. In the garden proper, you can dig out a 6-inch (15 cm.) furrow, line it with 4-6 mil polyethylene and then fill with 2 inches (5 cm.) of composted soil or peat moss.
Of course, if you have a running stream on your property, watercress cultivation is about as simple as it gets.
Watercress Harvesting
Watercress harvesting can commence about three weeks after emergence. Cutting or pruning the plants will encourage them to be thicker and lush.
Cut the plants to a height of about 4 inches (10 cm.). Wash the cuttings thoroughly and store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for as long as a week.
Harvesting can continue year-round, adding a boost of vitamins A and C, along with niacin, ascorbic acid, thiamine, riboflavin and iron to your ho-hum salad or an added zing to compound butter or sauces.
Grow notes:
About 5 weeks before spring (mid winter) prepare a boggy pot – a tray or even a bucket! Fill it full of rich soil with compost and some fertilizer added. Fill with water to just below the top.  Plant each watercress seed about 1 cm deep into the soil. Try to space them 2cm apart and then sprinkle a thin layer of garden soil on top. Keep the water up. don’t let it dry out. Once they germinate then just keep that water coming and let the plant do its thing!

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