WATERCRESS - organic seeds
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALEFar easier to grow than many think, Watercress with its dark green peppery flavour, rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamin C and iron can be grown in any garden. It does need lots of moisture to grow well and, more importantly, prevent flowering too prematurely, but it can very successfully grown in moist windowsill troughs indoors and larger pots outside cropping from summer to almost Christmas if protected. It does not require running water.
- Sow thinly in mid spring when the soil has warmed in drills 8cm apart lightly covering with soil with a high grit content. Can be sown indoors all year round.
- The location does need to extremely wet / waterlogged which can be generated on a pond margins, by burying a bucket or lining an area with a plastic membrane. A pot or trough stood in a good sized saucer / tray in water will also suffice.
- Thin seedlings out to 8-10 cm apart and ensure they are watered to saturation throughout the season.
- Keep weed free.
- Once established harvest by cutting the tops with scissors on a regular basis to encourage re-growth. Avoid cutting too far down the stems in order to allow the plant to re-shoot.
Packet 200 seeds