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Watercress -Seeds

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Commonly used as an aquatic herb, Watercress will grow in a terrarium in a mix of peat and sphagnum moss with a little sand.
Alternatively you can pot it and submerge the pot in a pond.
They do well in pots if they are allowed to sit in a little tray of water.
Either way, it is convenient to harvest the stems and leaves and no other preparation is necessary.
As a food, Watercress, used either in salads, soups or sandwiches, it acts as a blood cleanser, diuretic and expectorant.
All in all, Watercress is a great, low maintenance herb.

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Degree of difficulty in germination.....2/10
(1 is easy - 10 very difficult) Seasonal