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Cress seed - Watercress : Vitamin rich leafy vegetable.

Cress - Watercress

Nasturtium officinale

HEIRLOOM -One of the oldest known leaf vegetables consumed by humans for good reason. A member of the mustard family, highly rich in vitamins, and used in salads to impart a delicious mustard-like flavor. Being semi-aquatic, Watercress should be transplanted to a cool stream of pure clean water or grow in pots and add fresh water daily. Often wild foraged in the mountains of Appalachia, these highly nutritious, easy-to-grow greens are frost-tolerant and winter hardy. They have yellow flowers which are also edible and easily self-seed. Outside leaves can be harvested continuously starting within a couple of weeks of emerging. Cress can be used as a substitute for watercress in salads, soups and stir-fries. Nutrients: very high in vitamins A, C and K; folate, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium. (1/2 Gram Packet) 

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Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
10,000 4 gr n/a 45
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
Spring/Fall 50-85°F Full/Part Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1/16" 2-3" 2700
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
4-6" 7-10 Perennial 5 years
A frost-tolerant biennial that is easy-to-grow by direct seed. Direct seed in early spring through fall. Sow thickly in a dense line or 2" band for a good stand. Established plants can harvested by cutting above the growth point for cut-and-come-again production, or cress can be planted in successions every 2 weeks for contiunal harvest. Will easily self-seed if flowers are allowed to mature. Plant Seeds: 1/4-1/2" deep with 1" between seeds in rows 12-15" apart. Days to Sprout: 2-15. Mature plant spacing/Thin to: don't thin for baby greens, 4-6" mature greens. Companions: beets, carrots, dill, lettuce, onion, spinach, tomato, nasturtium, cilantro. Seeds/Oz: 9000. Seed Wt./100' Row: 4gr. Yield/100' Row: 35lbs. Days to Harvest: 21-35. Soil Temp: 45-70 F. Seed Viability: 3-5 years.