This great perennial grown as an annual plant belongs to the most valuable vegetables one can grow in his garden. Watercress sprouts slender, branched stems that reach up to 100 cm in height. Odd pinnate, intensely green and fleshy leaves grow on the stems. Watercress greens are a real vitamin bomb - they contain plenty of kalium, calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc, as well as vitamins A, K, C and B-group vitamins. But there is more healthiness in this plant. Rich in active agents, among others the valuable glucosilans, the watercress strengthens the immune, cardiovascular and bone systems. It supports skin and lowers the cholesterene level. It also improves the work of liver and kidneys and decreases the risk of cancer. Delicious, savoury taste of the leaves make them a perfect addition to meat and egg dishes, as well as salads.
Watercress can be sown early in the spring under covers or into pots indoors. Direct sowing to a permanent site is possible in May. The soil should be thoroughly weeded, fertile and moist. This plant prefers shady sites.
One packet contains 0.1 g of seeds. Each packet includes the sow-by date and a growing guide.
- Weight: 0.1 g
- Height: up to 100 cm
- Use: direct, raw consumption
- Vegetation form: perennial, often grown as annual
- Foliage: odd pinnate, green
- Site: shady; weeded, fertile, moist soil