Watercress Nasturtium officinale
How to sow watercress: Direct seed, transplants, or cuttings
Sun requirement for watercress: Plant in Full Sun
Watercress has been planted 8 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.
Median lifespan20 weeks
First harvest expected8 weeks after planting
Last harvest expected19 weeks after planting
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What people are saying about watercress
I can never find good [watercress](crop), so I thought that I would grow my own. HELP! :-) I'm really not very good with plants, but don't tell the bosses at the indoor landscaping and the garden nursery where I used to work. It's winter here in Maryland, 8 inches of snow last night, so I ...Read more
Yay, seeds arrived. Gonna go on a planting binge tomorrow. Especially since tomorrow is tomato day! Got: Golden [purslane](crop) [Watercress](crop) Yard long [bean](crop) Blackeye [pea](crop) Charentais [melon](crop) [Cantaloupe](crop) (Minnesota Midget) Shelling pea (I ran out) I've...Read more