Item #V-2900| 500 Seeds |
The standard, traditional watercress, recently touted as exceptionally nutritious. Watercress requires more attention when growing than other cresses due to its need for frequent watering and fertile soil. Perennial in Zones 6-9. Its dark green, small crisp leaves and young stems have a peppery flavor. It is recommended to harvest when young as watercress becomes bitter when it starts to flower. High in vitamins A and C.
500 Seeds Per Package.
Vegetable Garden – Tips on Growing Watercress From Seeds
60-60 Days to Maturity
So easy to grow even inside your home in the winter. Watercress will add a peppery crunch to salads and omelets. It is a must for proper afternoon tea sandwiches.
- Seed Depth: Sow Watercress Seed ¼” and lightly press into soil.
- Germination soil temperature: should be 55-75ºF.
- Days to Germination: 4-8 days at correct soil temperature.
- Sow Indoors 8 weeks before last frost.
- For an even crop- sow the seed by staggering every two weeks from spring to early summer and from late summer to fall.
- Watercress is a hardy perennial European herb.
Nasturtium officinale of the family Cruciferae mustard family- widely naturalized in North America, found in or around water.
Often cultivated for the small, pungent leaflets, it is used as a peppery salad green or garnish.
The ornamental plant whose common name is nasturtium is unrelated.
- Watercress is used in alot of cooking and salads.
- Seeds may be planted outside a month before the last frost or indoors one to two months before frost free weather.
- If sown indoors transplant to pots when they reach 2-3" in height, then outdoors -close to water one month after the last frost.
- Once established, watercress can be propagated for more cuttings