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Quick facts

  • Hardy cool season crop
  • Excellent ingredient to salads

Nasturtium officinale

Watercress is a popular plant the world over.  High in vitamins A, C, and K, potassium, and calcium, the leaves have a pungent and peppery flavor.  More mild if it is grown in the shade, is well-watered, and grown in cooler weather, watercress thrives in very moist places in the garden.  Does well in both indoor and outdoor container gardens!  Plants are small and round, measuring 10-14".

This green is very hardy and overwinters on our farm without cover when sown in fall.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


2-4 w.

3-10 d.


Full to part shade



Direct sow 1/8"-1/4" deep as soon as soil warms in spring for a spring/summer crop. Or direct sow just after the summer solstice for a fall/winter crop. Alternatively, start indoors 4 weeks before transplant. Transplant a few weeks before the last frost. Full size plants hardy to around 15 degrees.

Seed specs:  1 g ~250 seeds