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.
3 Plant Capsules
Tips and Tricks
If the plant grows too tall, you can cut it above 2 leaves.