Curled cress is also known as garden cress, common cress or pepper cress. They differ from the more well-known watercress as curled cress grows rooted in potting medium, whereas watercress has roots that float in water.
Cress microgreens have long, narrow, green colored seed leaves on white stems, with a sweet and peppery flavor. Great for topping off soups, sandwich fillings and or used as garnishes. If grown into baby vegetables, the leafy parts can also be tossed into a salad.
Cress seeds are mucilaginous and form a slimy gel coating when wet. As such, they should not be pre-soaked. After sowing, be careful not to wet the seeds too much, as the germination rate will be low if the seeds are too wet. We recommend spraying the soil surface lightly using a spray bottle.
- Scientific Name: Lepidium sativum
- Seed count: 450 seeds / gram approximate
Seeding density: 5 grams / plastic takeaway container (7 x 4.5 inches )
- Pre-soaking: Not required, do not soak!
- Growth Medium: Organic soil or cocopeat
- Germination: 3-4 days
- Blackout Period: 3-4 days
- Harvest in: 8 - 12 days
- Seed Origin: Poland
**Disclaimer: Soil, climate and cultivation methods may all affect the growth of crops. Identical results are not guaranteed nor implied for all growing conditions. If you experience problems with crop growth, we will be happy to guide you, but we will not be held responsible for crop failure except in situations where the seeds are defected.**