Garden cress being processed for seed at the farm

Garden Cress Seeds

Peppery, edible herb

Lepidium sativum
Tasty addition to salads and sandwiches.
Similar to watercress, this potently flavored herb is both tangy and peppery. Livens the palate. Easy, fast-growing, bolts quickly. Plan succession sowings.
Product ID# GR0162 , Grown in the Northeast

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Garden cress is similar to watercress, but is more potently flavored. It's truly peppery; compared to arugula, it has more tang and less body. It really livens the palate, even when it's used sparingly on salads and sandwiches. Easy and fast-growing; it bolts quite quickly so, if you enjoy it, plan succession sowings.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 7 to 14 days
Days to Maturity 45 days
Planting Depth ¼ inch
Spacing in Row 2 to 6 inches
Spacing Between Rows 2 to 4 inches
Height at Maturity 10 inches
Growing Instructions

Garden cress is a cold season green that requires steady moisture. Can be started outdoors early-mid spring and early fall. Cress does not tolerate heat, so avoid sowing in the summer months. Harvest as soon as it reaches 3-4" tall. Garden cress can also be grown successfully in containers: sow thickly, allowing about 2" between plants.

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