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Name: 'True Watercress' (Nasturtium Group) 1505
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Teaser: While traditionally grown along stream banks or in other moist areas, watercress can also be successfully grown in containers set in a saucer of water (change the water regularly).
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Heirloom Vegetable

While traditionally grown along stream banks or in other moist areas as an aquatic or semi-aquatic plant, watercress can also be successfully grown in containers set in a saucer of water (change the water regularly). Watercress has a creeping growth habit and develops broader leaves than extra curled cress. The dark green leaves and stems have a crisp, pungent flavour when young. Well suited to hydroponic gardening. Watercress becomes bitter when it starts to flower. Reliably hardy outdoors to Zone 6, possibly to Zone 5 as well.

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  • 10 g $7.70
  • 25 g $15.75
  • 125 g $50.30

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Product Code 1505
How To Grow In a mostly sunny to a lightly shaded area, scatter seeds on the surface right along the waterline of a stream with clean, slowly moving water. Some seed will fall on the soil and of course some will fall into very shallow water. Seed can also be started in a container filled with 5-7.5 cm (2-3") of an open growing mix. Sow the seed on the surface and lightly cover with the growing medium to no more than 6 mm (1/4") deep. Set the container in a tray/saucer containing water. Never let the growing medium dry out - do this by always ensuring the tray/saucer is filled with water. At the same time, remember to change the water in the tray/saucer regularly to prevent it from becoming stagnant. Harvest stems by cutting them off close to the soil line once they reach about 15-20 cm (6-8") in length.
Life Cycle Perennial
Propagation Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Spring or Fall
Days to Emergence 7 to 10
Light Bright Indirect
Growth Habit Creeping
Height Low to Medium %287%2E5 to 30 cm%29%283%22 to 12%22%29
Frost Tolerance Frost Hardy
Days to Harvest 52
Degree of Difficulty Prior Experience Beneficial
Heritage Heirloom
Length of Row Packet One packet sows approximately 10 m (33') of row.
Family Name Brassicaceae
Latin Nasturtium officinale
 
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