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
Scientific Name: Nasturtium officinale
Hardiness: Hardy (may survive first frost)
In the next section, we'll show you how to grow your own watercress.