Watercress is one of the oldest known leaf vegetables consumed by humans. The clean, lightly peppery flavor of this perennial herb adds kick to salads, stir fries, and even smoothies.
How To Grow Watercress
50-60 days. Succulent crisp leaves have pungent peppery flavor, long considered a gastronomic delicacy and super high in vitamins A and C, as well as folate. Watercress is a favorite foraging plant; it’s typically found growing along bodies of running water like creeks. Watercress is easily cultivated in traditional garden beds or containers; this variety is particularly high yielding and well suited for home and market gardens.
- Full Sun
- Sprouts in 2-7 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 55-75 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: Broadcast
- Plant Spacing: 8"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Nasturtium officinale
Growing Tips: Needs moist, fertile soil. Sow in late winter to mid-spring and harvest before hot weather. Or plant in early fall for late fall harvest.