• Contains approximately 700 Cress, Upland Herb Seeds.
• Germination: 3 - 6 days. Plant ½” deep, 2-4” apart, in partial sun or full shade.
Upland cress is a biennial that is similar to watercress in both flavor and appearance. It requires less water to grow, however, and is suitable for many garden environments.
Upland cress makes a great garnish, but don’t overlook its culinary possibilities. Cress leaves can add a sharp, unique flavor to salads, sandwiches, and other dishes. Cress is easy to grow. It is also known in some places as “creasy greens.”
Planting, Growing, and Harvesting:
Plant upland cress in partial shade or full sun in moist soil.
You can harvest upland cress at any point in the growing process—snip it when it is tiny, or harvest when it grows to maturity. If you cut them halfway down the plant, it will re-sprout and you can harvest again later.
Recipes/How to Use:
Try cress in salads, sandwiches, or as a garnish. Its peppery taste will add tangy flavor to all kinds of dishes.
Salad with Cress
2 C. salad greens
1 C. fresh peas (or frozen peas, thawed)
1 bunch cress
1/2 C. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 cucumber, sliced
Directions: Mix together, and serve with your favorite dressing.