- Contains 1 gram, approximately 400 Cress, Curled Herb Seeds.
- Germination 2-7 days at 55-75 F. Plant seed shallow and keep soil moist. Full sun with well drained soil. Only 7-12 days to harvest.
Cress is a cool-weather herb that has a peppery flavor and scent. Cress has a strong taste and can be added to various dishes for a tangy, zesty kick. It is especially great added to salads. This curled variety is beautiful with salad greens or used as a garnish.
Planting, Growing, and Harvesting:
Cress is known for growing quickly, and you can plant it out in the garden or in a container. Cress will re-seed itself if you allow it to go to flower.
In the garden, sow cress seeds in well-drained, fertile soil. Cress does best in the early spring. It will grow to be about 6-12 inches high and will be ready to harvest after just a couple of weeks.
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.