Watercress

50-55 days. Once upon a time, a Puritan cook noticed Watercress growing happily in deep shade and naturally concluded it was an herb of the Devil. Accordingly, it had to be eaten with leaves which had been raised in bright sunlight, like Lettuce. Our authentic Watercress variety is tangy, pungent and prefers to grow beside (or in) moving water. It grows best in cool temperatures and can only tolerate partial shade or dappled sunlight. Grow it in damp places in your garden or in a pot with a deep saucer constantly filled with water. (OP.)

One packet of about 7,000 seeds
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$3.95
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  • Formerly an old-fashioned ingredient in Watercress sandwiches served at tea-time, Cress is enjoying new popularity among the multitude of lush salad greens now available. New varieties offer larger leaves, various levels of bite, and rapid growth. Microgreens have hit the big time, bringing sprouted seeds into vogue in chichi restaurants. Cress prefers cool weather and moist soil, otherwise the refreshing peppery taste becomes unpleasantly hot. Most Cress will be ready for tossing into a salad or soup three to four weeks from seeding. Harvest with scissors and water with kelp or fish fertilizer to promote rapid regrowth.

    Average seed life: 2 years.
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Formerly an old-fashioned ingredient in Watercress sandwiches served at tea-time, Cress is enjoying new popularity among the multitude of lush salad greens now available. New varieties offer larger leaves, various levels of bite, and rapid growth. Microgreens have hit the big time, bringing sprouted seeds into vogue in chichi restaurants. Cress prefers cool weather and moist soil, otherwise the refreshing peppery taste becomes unpleasantly hot. Most Cress will be ready for tossing into a salad or soup three to four weeks from seeding. Harvest with scissors and water with kelp or fish fertilizer to promote rapid regrowth.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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