Water Cress

Nasturtium officinale

Standard seed packet, 500 seeds

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Water Cress

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.

How to sow and grow:

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
When: Spring, summer and autumn
Position: Full sun, wet soil or slow flowing water
Plant Spacing: 100cm
Hardiness: Hardy
Plant Height: 50cm

(Product number: B4-07)
Seeds per gram: 4700 seeds

SKU B4-07
Botanical name: Nasturtium officinale
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 500 seeds
Seeds per gram: 4700
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Photo by barb prentis

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