What is Watercress? A favorite with the English, this leafy green spice can be traced back to the Greeks, Romans, and Persians who used it for medical purposes, as a treatment (with vinegar) for insanity, as a stimulant, and as a breath freshener.
Raw watercress has a peppery taste, similar to other related plants like mustard and wasabi. Once cooked the pepperiness of watercress diminishes, leaving a distinctive vegetable flavour which tastes delicious in soups, stews and stir fries. More mature watercress can sometimes taste slightly bitter.
|Lighting||Partial, 2-4 Hours/Day|
|Water||Light, 6 Gallons/Week|
|Maturity||65-100 Days Harvest|
|Plant Placement||3 Plants, 3 Rows|