How to Grow Watercress Herbs
Perennial, Nasturtium Officinalis
Watercress is a dark green, leafy vegetable with a zesty pepper-like taste.
It is an aquatic type plant and is related to the Nasturtium family. Watercress
is grown along creeks and streambeds. Plants grow partially submerged.
Watercress produces small white flowers all summer long.
Watercress is used in salads, and as a garnish. It should be harvested, just
prior to use. You can keep it in the refrigerator for short periods of time.
How to Grow Watercress:
Watercress herb grows in rich soil along streambeds and creeks. Plants grow
partially submerged in shallow water. Plants should be in full sun. Cool
weather is best.
Watercress is grown from seed. Start plants indoors in rich seed starting
soil. Keep soil moist.
Transplant seedlings outdoors along slow flowing creekbeds.
Harvest leaves and young stems before the flowers bloom, as it becomes too
bitter and pungent to eat. Cut leaves,wash and dry them, and store in the
Uses of Watercress:
The peppery taste of Watercress livens up salads. They are also used as a
Watercress is rich in Vitamin A and C, and a variety of nutrients.
Watercress has been used for bladder and kidney problems.
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