How to grow Watercress

Watercress growing leaf plant of the genus Nasturtium also known as Water cress, Watercress perennial evergreen or annual plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10 as perennial, 3-5 as annual

Watercress leaves

Leaves grow in Pinnation shape andgrow in radial structure, the color green, sprout also edible, stems edible the color is green and the stems hollow

Flower color white-green the size 1-2 mm the flowers grow in clusters

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Requirements for Watercress growing and care:

Living in or near water, slightly alkaline,

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to do

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
0.3-1 m, 12-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Small white-green flowers grow in clusters

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can be cut in the base of the leaf

Information about leaves:
Leaves grow in Pinnation shape andgrow in radial structure, the color green, sprout also edible

Uses of Watercress leaves:
Salad, herb, spreads

Scientific name:

Nasturtium officinale

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Culinary Uses

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