Story: Watercress
Episode: 12
Presenter: Neville Passmore
Air Date: 7th November 2020

Water cress is a low growing biennial with attractive shiny green foliage and a hot peppery flavour.

  • Watercress is high in vitamin C and minerals, which makes it of great value when we need to build up our immunity.
  • If you have a pond, the easiest way to grow watercress is by dropping it into a net pot and putting it out on the water.
  • It can also be grown in the garden, a pot or a hanging basket.
  • If you have fish in your pond, they will feed your water cress.
  • In the garden, feed it regularly throughout the year with Seasol and PowerFeed.
  • Cut off the flower buds as they emerge and prune your plant back hard in autumn or spring if it’s getting too large.
  • Watercress can be added to salads, stir-fries or lightly cooked vegetables like mushrooms, asparagus or snow peas.
  • It makes a great accompaniment to ham and bacon.

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