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Cress Seeds - Mustard Cress

Botanical - Lepidium sativum

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Weight:
43 grams (Approx. 6000 Seeds)
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SKU:
V-MIC-01
 
Price £1.62
 
 
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43 grams (Approx. 6000 Seeds)

Other Names - Sprouting Seeds, Micro Leaves, Micro Greens...

This variety of cress is delicious on sandwiches, added to salads, garnishes or simply added to stir fries. It adds a little bite of mustard flavour to the dish. A very easy and prolific crop to grow, popular with children and can be grown all through the year on a windowsill.

  • Fast growing ready to eat in days.
  • Fun for children.
  • Grow cress all through the year.

Suitable For - Windowsill garden, all year growing

Sowing Months - January - December

Harvest - 10 - 14 days


Gardening is about finding the right balance! Try growing Companion Plants close by to help deter pests.

  • Grows well next to basil on the windowsill.

Soil Preperation

Fill a small pot or tray with approx. 1 cm of moist organic compost or if preferred place 2 - 3 layers of damp kitchen towel in the bottom of the container.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit N/A Module Grown & Transplants
Type N/A Distance between plants N/A
Position Full sun Distance between rows N/A
Average height 4 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 0.5 cm Sowing distance between plants N/A
Hardiness Half hardy Distance between rows N/A
Overwintering N/A Sowing depth Surface
Soil Ph 6.5 - 7.0 Germination temperature 15 to 18℃
    Days to germination 1 - 2 days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Scatter the cress seeds over the surface (to give an idea of sowing density aim to sow seeds approx. 0.5 cm apart). The compost or kitchen towel must be kept moist but not sodden otherwise the seeds will rot. Lightly spray the surface with water on a regular basis. Paper towels tend to dry out faster than compost. To help keep the surface moist, after sowing cover the seeds with a layer of paper.
Place the container in a warm location (room temperature is fine) and keep away from direct sunlight at this point. In 1 - 2 days the seeds should germinate. As soon as germination starts remove the paper cover and move the container to a location with good daylight exposure, a windowsill is ideal.

Direct Sowing

N/A


Growing On

The cress should not need much attention other than ensuring the chosen medium does not dry out.


Harvesting

The cress will be ready to harvest in 7 - 14 days when they are about 5 cm tall. Cut the cress with scissors about 1 - 1.5 cm above the seed level. To keep the kitchen in good supply of fresh cress sow little and often, every 7 - 10 days. During the summer months cress can be grown outdoors in containers if preferred.

TIP

No germination - The temperature may be too cold for the seeds to germinate. The seeds may be out of date or has been stored incorrectly.

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