Water Cress

Nasturtium officinale Open Pollinated

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  • Perennial 50cm
  • Can be grown in water or in the garden
  • Culinary herb

Standard seed packet, 500 seeds

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'Water Cress' seeds

Nasturtium officinale

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Can be grown in water or in the garden
  • Culinary herb

Low growing trailing perennial growing to 50cm. Plants have floating stems and are best grow in clean slow flowing water but can also be grown in the garden as long as soil is kept wet. Hot mustard like flavour. Can be cooked but most commonly used fresh in salads and as a garnish. Also has medicinal uses. Very nutritious.

Seeds per gram: 4700
Product code: B4-07

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Quick Sowing Guide
Method If you are planning to grow your watercress in water its best to germinate the seeds in a dish of water and then move the plants to water once established. If you are planning to grow your watercress in the garden raise seedlings in a container filled with seed raising mix and submerge the container half it's depth in water
Sowing Depth 3mm
Season Spring, summer and autumn
Germination 12-15 days @ 8-15°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing 100cm
Plant Height 50cm
Position Full sun, wet soil or slow flowing water
Days Until Maturity 50-60 days

How To Grow



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