water cress - Knowledgebase Question

Madison Heights, Mi
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Question by carolo743
February 8, 2011
Can you purchase seeds for
water cress or how do you
start it?

Answer from NGA
February 8, 2011
Yes, you can grow watercress from seeds. Look in the seed rack at your local Home Depot or order them online from one of the big seed companies. Watercress will grow quite happily in very moist soil or a bucket of water. You can sow your seeds on the top of a wet papertowel. Keep the papertowel moist and the seeds will sprout in about 10 days. Once the seedlings have germinated plant them into individual peat pots and allow them to grow for about 3 weeks. At that time they can be transplanted into the soil in a sunny spot in your garden. Be careful when transplanting as the roots are quite fine and delicate. As long as you keep the soil moist, the watercress will grow well for you. Enjoy!

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