There's a myth that watercress needs to be grown in flowing water. I've grown it previously in a container on the patio and it has done really well.
It's a few years since I've grown it, but I saw a packet of seeds in the 50p seed sale so I popped them in my basket and I will grow it again next year.
It doesn't need any special attention, I sow the seeds in to a container filled with multi purpose compost and stand the container in a tray filled with water. All I do is make sure that I change the water every other day, this seems to be enough for it to thrive.
Billed as a superfood, watercress contains vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and calcium. It's related to mustard and has a peppery taste. It can be used uncooked in salads and sandwiches or steamed and eaten as a vegetable or made in to soup.
It will make a welcome addition to the mixed salad I wrote about growing in my last post.
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