The Wonders of Watercress
Title: The Wonders of Watercress
Broadcast: 9th May
Presenter: Calinda Anderson
Calinda displays the King and Queen of all edible water plants, the watercress.
- Preferring to be planted in shallow running water, the hollow stems of watercress will then float and spread across the surface of the water.
- Even if you don’t have moving water, you can plant watercress into a floating basket. You won’t need to use any soil or gravel, as watercress loves having its roots exposed directly with the water, where it can take up nutrients.
- Watercress is sometimes sold in supermarkets in sealed plastic bags, but with a shelf life of only one to two days it is difficult to find fresh. Growing at home will be the best way to ensure you have a good supply of organically grown watercress.
- It’s the new leaves and stems of the watercress that are best harvested, by picking these leaves continually during the growing season will ensure strong, repeat growth.