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Cress in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lepidium sativum

 

Cress

Cress is a fast-growing salad leaf, or garnish. It is one of the easiest plants for children to grow, and with satisfyingly quick results!. (ready to harvest 15-20 days from sowing)

 
plant Features
  • Cress likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Cress likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Cress is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Cress likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Cress

Latin name

Lepidium sativum

type

Edible Herb

family

Brassicaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cress likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Cress is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Cress likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Cress likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cress is 0.20meters x 0.35meters 0.20 M 0.35 M

Lepidium sativum

Cress is a fast-growing salad leaf, or garnish. It is one of the easiest plants for children to grow, and with satisfyingly quick results!. (ready to harvest 15-20 days from sowing)


Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Autumn

Sow seeds successionally every 2 weeks for a continuous supply. Sow the seeds by scattering them on to the top of a tray of moist compost, and covering with 1/2" soil. Water well, and keep moist. Can also be sown outdoors after last frost. Sow in rows 6" apart.

 

Planting

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

Seeds started indoors can be planted out once all danger of frost has passed.

 
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