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Watercress Herb

Code: M6440

Nutritious sandwich filler

Watercress grows in streams ditches, springs and fast flowing waters. It has been used as a salad plant since at least Roman times. Besides being used in salads it can be put on sandwiches, used in soups and oriental stir-fry dishes.
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M6440
Planting Instruction
  • How To Sow: Choose a water-rich site (such as a stream or pond) in full sun/part shade. Sow these seeds in constantly wet trays for subsequent transplanting or, after frosts, sow directly in a well prepared seedbed. Sow seeds 2 cm apart and to a depth of 5 mm. Seedling Care: Keep trays or seedbed evenly moist during the germination period of 7-10 days. Apply vegetable fertiliser two weeks after germination for healthier plants and maximum crop. Protect your seedlings from slugs, snails and insect pests; go to mcgregors.co.nz for appropriate plant health and pest control products. Hints and Tips: Cut shoots anytime for fresh greens in sandwiches and salads. Watercress has a fresh, clean peppery taste. Our seeds are not treated with Neonicotinoids.
Specs & Warranty
Dimensions 1x101x136 mm
Weight 0.005 kg
Seed Count Approx 1000
Botanical Name Nasturium Officinate
Seed Type Herb
Sowing Position Part Sun
Where to Sow (Tropical Zone 1) Spring
Where to Sow (Sub Tropical Zone 2) Spring
Where to Sow (Temperate Zone 3) Spring
Where to Sow (Cool Zone 4) Spring
Grow In Damp Positions
Annual or Perennial
Seed Depth 5mm
Seed Spacing 2cm
Plant Spacing 10cm
Harvest/Flower/Maturity Time 10-12 weeks

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