Cress Common - Seeds
Common name: Chinese violet cress
Bloom time: May to June
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Plant cress every two weeks if you want to have a continuous harvest. When using soil to grow cress, choose soil pH of 6.0 to 6.8. Plant the cress in early spring as early as you can work soil. Cover the seed lightly with soil or compost. You only need a 1-2 foot square to plant cress. That should deliver enough of the plant.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 20 degrees F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- You will be able to harvest the cress 15 to 20 days after sowing the cress.
- Plant more crops until mid summer.
- You can also plant the cress yet again in early fall and during winter.
Sow cress ¼ inch deep.
- Sow the seeds thickly in wide rows.
- Space each row between 18 and 24 inches apart.
- You will want to keep the cress in even moisture.
- You can plant cress with carrots or radishes.
- Try to keep the soil weed free when growing cress.
Harvesting: it will be ready for harvest 15 to 20 days after sowing.
- Water the container or tray gently with a water sprayer on a regular basis to keep the soil or the paper towels moist.
- Note that you will have to add moisture more frequently if you are growing your cress on paper towels instead of soil.
- Under normal conditions, the seeds will sprout in about 2-3 days.
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- Unverified information The leaves and flower heads contain analgesic, antifungal, anthelminthic, and antibacterial agents, but some of the compounds are destroyed by desiccation or freezing.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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