Perennial. If you like the flavor and texture of
sprouts, you will love the peppery,
pungent radish-like flavor of watercress.
An ancient plant, it has been popular
around the world for its nutritional and
medicinal value. High in vitamins A, C
and K as well as providing potassium,
iron and calcium and has been
studied for its antioxidant
properties. At home along streams
and lakes, watercress can also be
grown in moist, partly shady gardens,
and indoors in containers sitting in
trays of water. Perennial in USDA zones 4 and warmer.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost.
When to start inside: 6 weeks before average last frost.
Special germination instructions: Seed requires light to germinate. Press into soil surface; do not cover with soil. Keep moist.
Harvesting: When plants are 4" to 6" tall, clip sprigs off the top; the tips are the sweetest, most tender part of the plant. In mild climates, harvest during the cooler parts of the year.
Atist: Donna Clement