I love learning about new and unusual varieties of veggies and herbs I can grow in my garden. Last week, I had my mammogram visit and the lady doing the procedure was talking and we got to talking about gardens and it ended up that she has some seeds she’s going to trade me for some of my Georgia Candy Roaster seeds. Then a friend sent me a note on Facebook with a link about growing Watercress. I’ve heard of watercress but am not sure I’ve ever tasted it and have certainly never grown it but it sounds like something we should all be eating.
A quick search on the internet and my seed order has been placed. I ordered from Outside Pride (no affiliation – never ordered from the before so I’m not saying anything except that I ordered from them and their shipping was reasonable).
I kept thinking . . maybe Home Depot has seeds. That’s about my only option . . Walmart may have the seeds too but I knew I had a better chance of getting in and out of Home Depot with Vince than I would Walmart so off we went to Home Depot.
I found “Cress”, which seems to be very similar but a little different. I’ll go ahead and plant it while waiting for the watercress to arrive . . never hurts to see what happens.
Since I ordered 5,000 watercress seeds, I’m thinking I should have a few seeds to play with so I may trying growing a few of them in my seed sprouter and see what happens.
I went ahead and put some sprouting seeds in the sprouter while waiting for the watercress seeds. There’s also radish seeds, clover and mung bean seeds. We use the sprouts in salads and on sandwiches now that the lettuce in the garden is mostly gone.
I’ll keep you posted on the Cress and Watercress progress.