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Watercress Nasturtium officinale

How to sow watercress: Direct seed, transplants, or cuttings

Sun requirement for watercress: Plant in Full Sun

Watercress has been planted 6 times by Growstuff members.

Watercress is a semi-aquatic to aquatic perennial plant in the Brassica family whose leaves and stems have a clean, slightly peppery taste. In the wild, Watercress favors moderately cool climates and grows partially submerged in running water and flooded areas. It is one of the oldest known leaf vegetables eaten by humans. Watercress can be cultivated hydroponically, in containers, or in soil that is kept constantly wet. It can be harvested as sprouts or leaves.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

First harvest expected

87 days after planting

Spread

20cm

Row Spacing

20cm
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Photos

Watercress crops

Watercress plantings

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Watercress harvests

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Watercress in fish burgers
Watercress in fish burgers
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What people are saying about watercress

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