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Salad Leaves 'Land Cress'

Barbarea verna, Upland Cress, American Cress, Winter Cress

Hardy Annual

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Tasty water cress substitute, Land Cress is ready in 7-8 weeks. Sow seeds from early spring onwards, over-winters too. Vitamin, iron and calcium rich cress which tastes almost like watercress but has a smaller leaf providing a continuous supply over a long period. Salad Leaves Land Cress is easy to grow and does best in a cool moist soil and part shade.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Sowing Months:
March, April, August, September
Position:
dappled shade, shade
    • 1 packet (1100 salad seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
    • £1.99 £0.99
Direct sow salad leaves outdoors in summer or in an unheated greenhouse during the autumn and winter months. Grow salad leaves in well prepared, fertile, moist soil in sun or semi shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (½") in drills 38cm (15") apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 10cm (4") apart for baby leaves or to 30cm (12") for mature plants.
Water salad leaves regularly, and hoe between plants to prevent weeds from establishing. Dry weather may cause plants to bolt so watering is particularly critical during the 2 weeks before harvesting. A thick mulch applied around the plants will help to retain moisture in the soil. Harvest baby salad leaves when required by picking a few leaves from each plant. Mature plants can be harvested by pulling up the entire plant before trimming off the stem with a knife.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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Reviews
  1. wonderful land cress

    By abbe davies 21-08-2011

    Fantastic peppery addition to salads, extremely easy to grow , especially useful for growing in the damp shady areas where other crops struggle, seems to suffer little or no interest from pests, useful as an overwintered crop under a little cover, fantastic!

  2. seeds

    By hilary alexander 15-10-2010

    excellent

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