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The easiest of the cresses to grow, garden cress can be harvested in as little as two weeks after sowing. It’s peppery taste adds zing to salads, but hot weather makes this cool-season crop bitter and inedible.

 
   
 

Seeds or Seedlings

2 to 7 days, 55F to 75F

5 years

Well Drained

Full Sun, Part Shade

12-24 sq. in. patch

12-24 sq. in. patch

7 to 12

Growing Guide
GROWING NOTES
Prefers part shade during hot summer weather.

Prefers moist, fertile soil with high organic matter and pH 6.0 to 6.7

Curly cress leaves have ruffled edges resembling parsley

MAINTAINING
Plant in early spring as soon as you can work the soil. Broadcast seed and cover very lightly with soil or compost. A small patch (1- to 2-feet square) provides plenty of cress.

Make succession plantings every 2 to 3 weeks until weather warms. Start planting fall crops when weather cools in late summer.

You can intercrop cress with carrots or radishes, or mix it with other salad green crops.

Keep cress well watered and provide shade when weather warms.

Cover with fabric row covers if flea beetles or other pests are a problem.
 

 
   
     
   
 

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