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|Temperature (C):||10 - 15|
|Height (cm):||22 - 30|
|Spread (cm):||4 - 10|
Watercress is highly prized for its vitamin content and distinctive peppery taste. and crisp texture. Best grown near free-flowing water, in a container without drainage or in a winter garden where the moisture content is the highest.
Direct sow and keep moist. Seeds will germinate in 7 to 14 days. Transplant after all risk of frost has passed. once established watercress propagates well through cuttings.
Watercress has a pH range between 6.0 (mildly acidic) and 7.5 (mildly alkaline). It prefers a pH range between 6.5 and 7.5. Watercress prefers a rich wet soil and flourishes near ponds, streams and other water features with a consistently moist environment.
Watercress, according to some experts was one of the first vegetables eaten by man.
Watercress is an extremely nutrient dense food. It is high in antioxidants and studies have been done to verify its oxidative power.