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.
|Scientific name||Lepidium sativum|
|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|