Watercress

Watercress

Low growing plant with rounded leaves and juicy stems. Tangy peppery taste to the leaves. Use to add flavour to salads, soups, stews and stir fries.

Overview

Features

  • Loves wet feet
  • Abundant growth
  • Peppery flavour

Sow

Sow direct where they are to grow. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist.

Care

Grow in sun or semi-shade in moist soil. Enrich soil with organic fertiliser (such as Yates Blood & Bone or Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food) before planting. Feed plants regularly with Yates Thrive Soluble Plant Food. Continuous harvest promotes new growth. Protect plants from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Hint

Add Yates Garden Lime to soil at least once a year. Maintain adequate moisture in the soil or potting mix. Cut stems regularly to thicken plant growth.

When to sow

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