Garden Cress

Lepidium sativum

Sprouts in: 7 - 7 days
Enjoy for: 21 - 30 days
Plant is edible!
Grows best at: 18°C to 24°C (64.4°F to 75.2°F)

  • You can start harvesting single leaves approximately three weeks after planting. Make sure you harvest the whole plant pod by one month at the latest - at this point it has the best taste and the highest nutritional value.
  • Note that Garden Cress is a tiny plant and does not grow in masses... But the peppery and tangy flavour makes growing it worth while.

Fun facts!

  • Garden Cress is the fastest growing plant. Edible shoots can be harvested one or two weeks after planting.
  • Garden Cress is ideally eaten raw. It is best to be used as a garnish because it becomes bitter when heated.
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