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Water cress
#96010 December 16th, 2006 at 06:33 AM
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Im thinking about trying to grow some, anyone tried it yet?
is it easy?

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#96011 December 16th, 2006 at 06:55 AM
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I tried a piece at the garden center. It was tangy and I can see how it would make a good sandwich green.
I've never grown it, but I notice that some say it's tricky, what with water changes and all, and some say it's OK in cool moist conditions. Duh

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#96012 December 16th, 2006 at 08:01 AM
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i like the taste, but its quite exspensive here.
even the seeds are exspensive :rolleyes:

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#96013 December 16th, 2006 at 08:08 AM
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Is watercress the same as garden cress?

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#96014 December 16th, 2006 at 08:10 AM
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Garden cress is a little curly leaf like parsley.
Watercress has round, flat leaves.

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#96015 December 16th, 2006 at 08:29 AM
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Oh okay... In that case...

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Im thinking about trying to grow some, anyone tried it yet?
is it easy?

No. And I don't know. laugh

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#96016 December 16th, 2006 at 08:53 AM
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thanks christina eek

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#96017 December 16th, 2006 at 09:15 AM
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Any time Mark. I'm always here for ya bud. laugh

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#96018 December 16th, 2006 at 10:38 AM
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We eat it a lot, especially for hot pots, and all along I though it was some Chinese thing (until I googled up watercress shocked ) I'll try to see if I can root a piece from the supermarket the nex time my mom buys it. I read in an herb handbook that it roots in water easil...I'll let you know how it goes

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#96019 December 16th, 2006 at 10:48 AM
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What's a hot pot?

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#96020 December 16th, 2006 at 10:56 AM
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A hot dish of food.. like a stew I believe..

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#96021 December 16th, 2006 at 01:30 PM
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Consider growing nasturtium -- which is a member of the cress family with stunning flowers that are a nice and peppery flavored addition to salads (as are the leaves), and with a decent amount of disease and pest resistance.

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#96022 December 17th, 2006 at 08:19 AM
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ive grown nasturtiums before, but never tried eating them.
still keen to give the watercress a go!

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#96023 December 18th, 2006 at 09:32 PM
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Water cress is a cinch! It's one of those 'can't really kill it' plants.

I buy it just in a plastic bag in the grocery store and it roots in my ponds and creek like mad. The only thing is, you have to root a main stalk, not the leaves, they'll just rot. It likes cool water, gets really perterbed in warm.

Here it is December 18th and it's still going nuts and spreading everywhere!

BTW, tis a wonderful water filter, hence my growing it in the pond and veggie filter. But you can plop a stem right in a glass of water, stick it on a windowsill, and it will root. After all, it grows naturally in slow running cool streams. Give it a try.

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#96024 December 18th, 2006 at 09:57 PM
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thanks sewobsessed, i dont have a pond so i will try it in some containers to start with.
if its as easy as you say, i will give it a go thumbup

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#96025 January 19th, 2007 at 03:14 AM
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Mark, did you ever try the watercress?

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#96026 January 19th, 2007 at 09:48 AM
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I sent away my seed order a couple of days ago,should be interesting to see how long they take this year :rolleyes: last year it took them over 3 weeks to send them out!

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#96027 January 19th, 2007 at 02:48 PM
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I've never grown it either, but when I lived in Missouri, we had a spring that started in front of my house and it grew there...I really miss being able to go out year around and get some water cress. Some people only eat it at certain times of year as it have a peppery taste sometimes, but I loved it year around. One thing about water cress, is if you see it growing in a creek..you know that the water is fresh and clean, as it only grows in fresh water normally in the wild.

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#96028 January 19th, 2007 at 10:51 PM
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That's interesting, Comfrey-I didn't know that.
Mark, I'm planning on growing watercress this spring. Glad you've ordered your seeds.

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#96029 January 19th, 2007 at 11:33 PM
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Are we going to compare notes thumbup

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#96030 January 20th, 2007 at 01:21 AM
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Of course we're gonna compare notes !
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#96031 January 20th, 2007 at 01:23 AM
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have you got your seeds yet?

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#96032 January 20th, 2007 at 03:58 AM
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We have the plants at our nursery-I thought I'd just get the plant.

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#96033 January 20th, 2007 at 11:14 PM
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ters laugh

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#96034 January 20th, 2007 at 11:31 PM
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I'm not trying to cheat.
It's just that I have no patience with seeds !
The only thing I grow from seed is miniature eucalyptus from Johnny's.
Eucalyptus is my very favorite tree, and I grow the mini because I can only container garden.
This way I'm never without a eucalypt.

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