Botanical Name: Nasturtium officinale
Height: 4 - 6 inches
Spacing: 1/2" apart, Thin to 4" apart
Depth: Watercress may be direct seeded about 1/4" deep.
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Foliage: Produces a large crop high in calcium and iron with a delicous peppery flavour.
Days To Maturity: 60 days
Soil Requirements: soil that is fertile, humus-rich, well-limed, and has a pH around 7.0.
Pruning: Regular picking is essential for continuity. Harvesting: When plants are 4 to 6" tall, clip sprigs off the top 3" to 4". The tips are the most sweetest, most tender part of the plant. In mild, winter climates, harvest during the cooler parts of the year
Comments: 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.
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