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Herb Description: Native to the Middle East, cress has been cultivated in that region since approximately 400 BC. Peppery and pungent, cress has the same tangy flavor that watercress does, being of the same botanical family. England, France, the Netherlands and Scandinavia all produce this plant commercially for use as an herb, in salads, or in sandwiches. It is also eaten when sprouted, and the fresh or dried seed pods make a peppery seasoning formerly known as "poor man's pepper." In England, cut cress shoots are used in a traditional sandwich consisting of boiled eggs, mayonnaise and salt. Curled Cress provides many necessary vitamins and minerals including iron, iodine, phosphorus and sulfur. Though this herb has various medicinal uses, experts recommend using it in moderation because of harmful side effects; expectant mothers in particular should avoid using an excessive amount of the leaves.
Herb Botanical Name: Lepidium sativum crispifolium
Other Common Names: Garden Cress 'Curled', Peppergrass
Herb Duration: Biennial
Days to Herb Maturity: 7
Herb Seeds Per Oz: 11800
Herb Height: 6” to 12”
Herb Spacing: 3 in to 6 in
Herb Planting: Direct sow outside as soon as the ground can be worked. Can also be fall planted. Plant seeds just under soil surface, and water.
Herb Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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