An edible perennial which crops just when there’s less around in early spring and autumn. More
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An edible perennial which crops just when there’s less around in early spring and autumn. You don’t need running water – any veg bed will do.

Genus Nasturtium
Group/Species officinale
Type Perennial
Common Name Watercress
Border Position Front
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist
Height 15cm (6in)
Spacing 10cm (4in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow seeds into very moist seed compost in pots or trays. Ideal temp. 16-18°C. Germination takes 7-10 days. Sow April-September. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Care Tips Water copiously throughout the growing season. Weed as required. If container growing in standing water, change water daily.
Storing Can be kept with other salad leaves in the fridge for 3-5 days
Harvesting Harvest the crop regularly to prevent flowers forming, or deadhead. The flowers will cause bitter, tough leaves. Harvest by trimming off the tops of the shoots to about half the plant height. Plant will regenerate side shoots. Cut and come again 2-3 times or more.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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