Garden cress

Garden cress

Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Lepidium
Species: Lepidium sativum


Garden cress, Lepidium sativum L., belongs to the Brassicaceae family.
It has been used since ancient times and, in all likelihood, originated in Persia.
Garden cress is an annual herbaceous plant that can grow to a height of 50 cm. The leaves are indented and the flowers, which are small and may vary from white to pink, are clustered in racemes, the plant has a taproot and its fruits are silicles.
Thanks to its characteristic aroma and spicy flavour garden cress is widely appreciated in cooking, especially in salads.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Lepidium sativum
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding in the ground
Amount of seeds 3.00 g
Sowing Depth 0.20 cm
Distance between rows 10 cm / 12 cm
Distance between rows cm / cm
Average growing time 30 gg / 50 gg
Average sprouting time 3 gg / 5 gg
Produce per sqm 0.50 kg / 1.20 kg
Estimated growing sqm per person 0.6
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 5 °c - 25 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) 5 °c
Soil pH 6.00 / 7.00
Can be grown in pots yes

Dishes you can create with this veg