Cress is a fast-growing, edible herb that boasts a peppery and tangy flavor and aroma. Cress is a well-known high-nutrient food containing substantial content of vitamins A, C, and K and several dietary minerals. Edible shoots can typically be harvested already in one to two weeks after planting. In addition to being eaten as sprouts, Garden Cress is added to soups, sandwiches, and salads for its tangy flavor. Boost your health by growing cress!
Sprouts in: 1 week
Harvest in: 3 - 4 weeks
- Garden Cress grows best at 18 - 24 °C / 64 - 75 °F.
You can start harvesting single leaves approximately three weeks after planting to enjoy its peppery and tangy flavor.
Make sure to harvest the whole plant pod by one month at the latest - at this point, it has the best taste and the highest nutritional value.
Note that Garden Cress is a tiny plant and does not grow in masses. But the peppery and tangy flavor makes growing it worth it!