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Cress Seeds - Curled OPEN POLLINATED

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Packet $2.95
1 Ounce Package $7.50
1/4 Pound Package $15.95 47%
1 Pound Sack $31.95 73%
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  • Grows 6-12 Inches leafy greens
  • Can be harvested anytime after 2 weeks
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Tangy and zesty, curled cress is a nutritious and tasty accompaniment for use in all sorts of foods from salads to sandwiches to soups.Curled Cress is perhaps the best known and most commonly used of the 12 or so varieties of cress.Plant Curled Cress seeds indoors or out and enjoy a bountiful harvest.
  • Fast Facts

    Name:Curled Cress
    Botanical Name:Lepidium sativum "Curled"
    Size at Maturity:6" - 12"
    Days to Maturity:1 - 2 Weeks
    Light Requirement:Sun/Partial Shade
    Planting Time:Cool Season
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Planting Depth:1/4"
    Plant Spacing:Sow Thick in Rows 18" - 24" Apart
    Seeds per Pound:NA
    Hardiness Zones:All
    Average Seeds Per Packet:~1/4 tsp
  • Planting Instructions

    When to Plant:

    • Plant seeds in early spring before the last frost.
    • Cress grows quickly, and can be harvested in 15-20 days. Therefore, you can continue to sow Cress up until temperatures exceed 75 degrees F during the day, and then again in the late summer early fall when temperatures drop again.

    How to Grow:

    • Sow seeds ¼ inch deep, thickly in wide rows.
    • Each row should be spaced approximately 18-24 inches apart.
    • Make sure to choose a cooler, shady area. Cress becomes very bitter in hot weather.
    • Water generously, make sure roots do not dry out. You can spray seedlings daily to keep moist.
    • Thin the cress once seedlings are an inch or two tall so that they are six inches apart from each other.

    When to Harvest:

    • Cress tastes best during its early seed/leaf stage, so cut or pinch tips of cress once it grows to about 3-4 inches tall.
    • If you cut the plant back to ¼ inch, it will quickly regrow.
    • Snip the stalks off at the base, and store in your refrigerator. Generally, it will last up to one week.

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