Watercress is a rapidly growing, aquatic or semi-aquatic, perennial plant.
Very easy to grow.
Very good for you and your pond!
Tastes delicious!

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About Watercress

Watercress is an aquatic plant species with the botanical name Nasturtium officinale. This should not be confused with the profoundly different and unrelated group of plants with the common name of nasturtium, within the genus Tropaeolum.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name garden cress
Maximum Reachable Height 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Flower Colour white
Bloom Time May to frost
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Keep soil moist at all times. Make sure there s always water in the plastic tray. Trim the watercress.

Watercress care

Being semi-aquatic, watercress is well-suited to hydroponic cultivation, thriving best in water that is slightly alkaline.
It is frequently produced around the headwaters of chalk streams.

Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 55 degrees
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Watercress special feature

Simply plant into the 'mulm' or muddy shallows if planting in a bog garden, put on a shelf of your pond or plant it in a pot!

Watercress uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • It acts as a mild stimulant and a digestive aid
  • It also appears to have cancer-suppressing properties
  • It is widely believed to help defend against lung cancer

Culinary Use:

  • It is one of the oldest known leaf vegetables consumed by humans
  • Watercress has a pungent, slightly bitter taste, with a peppery snap
  • It is popular in salads and as a garnish, and may be used in soups, salads, and diverse cooked dishes
  • Watercress is one of the main ingredients in V8 Vegetable Juice

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Watercress ?

Watercress is commonly known as garden cress

How tall do Watercress grow?

On average Watercress grows 1.00 to 2.00 feet

What color are Watercress ?

A Watercress plant bears flowers of color white

When Watercress blooms?

With enough light, Watercress may produce white flowers in May to frost

How hard is Watercress to grow?

A Watercress is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Watercress need?

A Watercress prefers Full sun to part shade

How much water does a Watercress need?

A Watercress prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Watercress need?

A Watercress prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Watercress like?

A Watercress prefers 55 degrees

How often should I fertilize my Watercress ?

To encourage Watercress growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Very small but looking cute

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