Cress Plain has all the attributes of the curled variety but a slightly stronger flavour with different leaf formations to give variation and texture to a salad. It is a dual-purpose type that can be grown indoors on your window sill or, broadcast directly into your soil outside.
Cress Plain / Common is fast, furious & ready to harvest in 6-8 days. It couldn't be easier to start kids off growing with cress. Cress can be sown indoors throughout the year on moist cotton wool or kitchen roll and harvested within a week.
Capture children's imagination and sow some seed in a face decorated empty eggshell. Fill it with moist cotton wool and watch each day as 'egg person's hair' grows - then trim it & eat it.
A great little crop that perks up egg sandwiches and can be used as a garnish. It's not just for kids!
Cress Plain / Common Vegetable Seed Information
Indoors: In a warm, light position, a windowsill is ideal - either in a small plastic container or just on a plate.
Outdoors: Directly into a shallow drill in the vegetable patch or raised bed. Sow them into window boxes and patio containers if you‚Äôre short on garden space.
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Can be sown in compost in small punnets, on soaked tissue paper on a saucer or broadcast in small blocks in the garden.
Sprinkle your cress seeds onto the surface of a damp piece of kitchen towel. Gently press the seeds down to ensure they make contact with the moisture, place the towel into a shallow container and cover with cling film to prevent them from drying out.
After about a week of growing on tissue, your seedlings will start to suffer from a lack of nutrients. To produce mature cress plants, you will need to sow your cress seeds onto a layer of seed compost. They will germinate within a few days if they are kept moist.
Cress for salad garnishing is an all year crop but in the midst of winter use warm water and move away from cold windows
||6-8 days from sowing. Just trim off shoots as required with scissors.
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