Garden Cress Tips and Tricks
- Pepperish taste for salads, soups and stews.
- Germinates in few days.
- Add the first Height Block when you see the first leaves.
- Grows quickly: first leaves with their stems can be used in three weeks.
Our forefathers used garden cress to season their foods before the spice trade brought affordable pepper to Europe. Garden cress grows…well, like a weed, and some people think the plant’s name in many languages is derived from the Latin word crescere, which means to grow fast. Cress was also used in the old Mediterranean cultures, both as an herbal remedy and an edible green. It contains iron, folic acid and vitamins A and C. The tangy, sharpish flavour peps up salads and soups and gives a fresh edge to sandwiches or smoked salmon. The young shoots make a pretty garnish on all kinds of dishes and the bigger leaves can be used like rocket.