- Contains approximately 700 Cress, Upland Herb Seeds.
- Germination: 3 - 6 days. Plant 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.