Incorporate into your garden the garden cress seeds to be able to enjoy the benefits of this aquatic and / or semi-aquatic plant.
Watercress or Lepidium sp is also called lepidium or cress and is an ideal ingredient to make delicious salads.
In addition, has numerous vitamins and minerals, medicinally it is indicated to combat blood pressure, control blood glucose and cholesterol
It grows between 10 to 50 cm in height, has hollow stems and its leaves show a dark green in color and broad.
Suitable for clay substrates, alkaline and with enough humus , this is a species that develops especially in humid places.
Irrigation must be constant throughout its cycle because at all costs you will need to keep the soil well wet so that its growth is optimal.
The seeds must be placed at a depth of at least 15 cm and keep spaces of 10 cm between each specimen.
Sowing is recommended between February and March or from September to October, the garden watercress crop will be ready to be harvested in a period of approximately 60 days.
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Characteristics of the Garden Cress.
- Use: Gastronomic-medicinal.
- Height: 10-50 cm.
- Planting type: seedbed or direct soil
- Properties: blood pressure, control blood glucose and cholesterol
- Planting time: February- March.
- Soils: clay, alkaline favors.
- Climates: humid.
- Constant watering.
- Harvest: 60 days.