Organic Garden Cress Seeds, Lepidium Sativum Herbal Seed All Non-GMO B250

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Cress (Lepidium sativum), sometimes referred to as garden cress (or curly cress) to distinguish it from similar plants also referred to as cress (from old Germanic cresso which means sharp, spicy), is a rather fast-growing, edible herb.

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Garden cress is genetically related to watercress and mustard, sharing their peppery, tangy flavor and aroma. In some regions, garden cress is known as mustard and cress, garden pepper cress, pepperwort, peppergrass, or poor man's pepper

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Garden cress (Lepidium sativum) is an edible herb belonging to the Brassicaceae family alongside cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. Other names for this herb, which is native to Southwest Asia and Egypt, include halim, chandrasura, and holan

Historically, this herb was used to treat cough, diarrhea, vitamin C deficiency, low immunity, and constipation. Garden cress has a peppery, tangy flavor and aroma. Plus, it’s incredibly nutritious.

Today it’s widely grown in the United States, India, and Europe. It’s primarily harvested for its seeds, though its oils, roots, and leaves have uses as well

Fresh cress on sandwiches and in salads adds a wonderful peppery flavor. Cress also brings a bit of hot and spicy to stir-fries. Growing your own herb garden is a great way to make your food look, smell, and taste gourmet.

Garden cress — both its leaves and seeds — may provide health benefits.

It’s low in calories and packs essential nutrients like vitamins A, C, and K, as well as omega-3 fatty acids.

As such, this tiny herb may aid immunity, disease prevention, weight loss, organ function, inflammation, heart health, and diabetes. It may even offer anticancer effects and aid breast milk production.

The peppery herb makes a nutritious addition to soups, salads, or sandwiches.

10 Benefits of Garden Cress and Garden Cress Seeds
1. Packed with nutrients
2. May boost bone health
3. May support immune health
4. May promote weight loss
5. May protect against toxins
6. May promote heart health
7. May aid diabetes management
8. May have anticancer properties
9. Relatively high in vitamin A
10. May help breast milk production

What is the best way to grow cress?
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Quick guide to growing your own cress
Sprinkle your cress seeds over damp tissue.
Cover with cling film and keep moist.
Cress seeds can germinate within 24hrs.
Within 5 to 7 days your cress will be ready to snip into sandwiches.

Planting time. Cresses are cool-weather annuals. Sow cress in the garden early in spring, as early as 4 or 6 before the last frost, or grow cress indoors year-round. Cress will germinate in about 14 days at 45°F (7°C). Garden cress is quick growing from seed; it will be ready for harvest 15 to 20 days after sowing. Curly cress requires 40 to 50 days to reach maturity but harvest can begin 15 days after sowing. Watercress requires 55 to 70 days to reach maturity but runner tips can be pinched off for use 15 to 20 days after sowing. Sow cress every 10 days for a continuous harvest through midsummer. Cress can become pungent and inedible in hot weather. Plant cress in late summer for an autumn and winter harvest.

Planting and spacing. Sow garden cress and curly cress seed ¼ inch (6.5mm) deep; sow seed thickly in wide rows; thin successful seedlings to 6 inches (15cm) apart. Space rows 18 to 24 inches (45-61cm) apart. Sow successive crops every 10 to 14 days. Grow watercress in submerged containers. Pinch back cress to keep it manageable.

Water and feeding. Cress requires even moisture. Do not let roots dry out. Grow watercress in gently running water. Grow cress in soil rich in aged compost.

Companion plants. Bunching onions, chives, peppermint, spearmint, and wintergreen. Cress can be inter-planted with other small crops.

Care. Keep soil weed-free. Avoid growing cress in direct sun. Pinch cress back to promote new foliage.