Watercress

Certified Organic Seed

Nasturtium officinale

Mildly spicy gourmet green for sandwiches, salads, and soup.

Human beings are 60% water; it is the most common molecule in our bodies. Perhaps it is no surprise, then, that early humans were drawn to watercress as one of the first wild greens to be consumed. After all, it is 95% water; it grows in water; and its deep green leaves undulate like seaweed in the current. The crop straddles the line between wild and cultivated: irrigated well, it can be grown in the garden; transplanted along a stream, it will set roots into the watery soil and return each spring.

This refreshing green crop has deep, peppery undertones. Serves as a lovely spring tonic. Perennial. Excels in containers.

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Surface sow in spring when temperatures are consistently above 45 degrees F. Once plants are established, thin to indicated spacing. For home growers, watercress is most easily grown in containers filled with quality compost, in a shady spot, with a deep tray filled with water under. Change water weekly and harvest frequently.

Days to Germination 5-15 days
Days to Maturity 45
Planting Depth ¼"
Spacing in Row 4"
Spacing Between Rows 4"
Height at Maturity 18"
Sun Preference Full to Partial Sun

Artwork by Jacqueline Maloney. Jacqueline uses ink and watercolor (fittingly!) to capture the essence of this plant. In her art, she explores the connections between human and non-human beings and investigates the roles of community and place in our lives.

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