Land cress

Barbarea verna


A spicy little cut and come again salad leaf which adds a lovely bite to salads and other culinary dishes. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)
Size:

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

Price:
Sale price£2.90
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In stock (26 plants), ready to be dispatched

Description

  • Cut and come again
  • Peppery flavour
  • Easy to grow
  • Self-seeding

This little plant has been used as a vegetable since the eighteenth century and has a similar flavour to watercress, but is a lot easier to grow.

Plant Care

  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun/shade
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flowering period: June - August

An easy little cut and come leaf to grow, land cress is easily grown in containers or the ground. In containers make sure it is well fed, well drained and watered regularly. It is better grown in light shade, especially as the weather warms up - being an annual it will want to flower as the daylight hours get longer near the end of May and this will happen more quickly in full sun. Once flowering it will not produce any more leaves but will self-seed if left. It is a much better plant to grow early in the year and again in autumn, outside of the hottest months. It often continues to grow well into and over the winter.

 

 

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