Sowing spring watercress seeds (Nasturtium officinale WT Aiton) will allow you to have this perennial plant in your garden.
Popularly it is also known as water cress, agron or watercress, because it grows naturally in springs or streams.
It has large leaves and a spicy flavor, while its stems are fleshy despite being hollow in the center.
Its leaves are consumed in salad or creams, the seeds are used to replace mustard, among its properties are its high content of vitamins, iron and calcium.
The sowing season is between February and July, it is recommended to ensure germination temperatures between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius.
It can be sown in areas flooded with water without covering or drowning the plants and / or in fresh soils, the harvest is harvested between April and November.
The harvest time is approximately 50 days and its flowering cycle is annual.
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Characteristics of the Cress of Manantial.
- Use: Gastronomic, medicinal.
- Taste: slightly spicy,
- Planting type: seedbed or direct soil
- Properties: contains vitamins, iron and calcium.
- Planting time: February-July.
- Soils: wet substrates.
- Constant watering.
- Harvest: between April and November. (50 days)
- Germination temperature: 15 to 18 ° C.
- Harvest: 50 days.