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Watercress

Watercress is a dark green, leafy plant with a peppery flavor.

Watercress is a trailing perennial vegetable of European origin with dark green peppery leaves. Plants usually grow in water. If you're fortunate enough to have a stream running through your garden, you can grow watercress on the bank. You can also grow it indoors in pots set in a tray of water. Watercress adds a kick to salad recipes and makes a popular garnish. It's full of vitamin C and minerals.

Common Name: Watercress

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Scientific Name: Nasturtium officinale

Hardiness: Hardy (may survive first frost)

In the next section, we'll show you how to grow your own watercress.

Want even more information about growing watercress? Try these links:

  • Vegetable Gardens: Grow a full harvest of great vegetables this year.
  • Gardening: We answer your questions about all things that come from the garden.
  • Watercress Recipes: Put your home-grown veggies to use with these recipes.
  • Starting Watercress: You can grow watercress from a market clipping.

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