Cress

Cress

Lepidium sativum

Plant family

Kreuzblütler (Brassicaceae) (Brassicaceae)

Synonyms

Mustard and Cress, Garden Pepper Cress, Pepperwort, Pepper Grass, Poor Man's Pepper

Season Overview

Sowing

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Shady

Water requirement

Very humid

Soil

Medium (loamy)

Nutrient requirement

Low

Light germinator

Seeding distance

1 cm

Row spacing

5 cm

Seeding depth

0 cm

Instructions

Mid of May

Sowing

Description

Cress is an annual plant of the cruciferous family with a very short cultivation time (10-14 days). The leaves and sprouts are eaten as a salad vegetable.

Origin:

Southwest Asia

Growing tips

Cress germinates and grows very quickly. If you do not harvest the plant, it can grow up to 1 m high.

Diseases

No diseases

Pests

No pests