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True Water Cress Seed

**Product Overview**

Todd's Seeds is pleased to offer the True Water Cress Seed, a classic and highly nutritious aquatic plant. True Water Cress, scientifically known as Nasturtium officinale, is revered for its peppery, tangy flavor and a multitude of health benefits. This variety thrives in wet, aquatic environments, making it an exciting choice for water gardens, ponds, or even hydroponic systems. It produces lush, green leaves that are small and crisp, perfect for adding a flavorful and nutritious punch to salads, sandwiches, and soups.

**Planting Instructions**

- **Sowing Time:** Ideal for spring planting or throughout the growing season in consistently wet conditions.
- **Soil Requirements:** Prefers a wet, aquatic environment, can be grown in shallow water or hydroponically.
- **Planting Depth:** Sow seeds just beneath the water surface or in wet soil.
- **Spacing:** Space seeds or clumps 6-8 inches apart.
- **Germination:** Typically occurs within 7-14 days.

**Growth and Care**

- **Watering:** Requires constant moisture or submersion in water.
- **Sunlight:** Full sun to partial shade.
- **Fertilizing:** Minimal fertilization required if grown in nutrient-rich water.
- **Harvesting:** Harvest leaves as needed, cutting back to encourage new growth.

**Health Benefits**

True Water Cress is a superfood:

- **Rich in Nutrients:** Packed with vitamins A, C, and K, and contains significant amounts of calcium and iron.
- **Antioxidant Properties:** High levels of antioxidants help protect against free radicals.
- **Supports Immune System:** Vitamin C content boosts immune health.
- **Low in Calories:** A great addition to a health-conscious diet.

**Culinary Uses**

True Water Cress is versatile in culinary applications:

- **Salads:** Adds a spicy, fresh flavor to green salads.
- **Sandwiches and Wraps:** A tasty addition to sandwiches for an extra zing.
- **Soups:** Can be used as an ingredient or garnish in soups and stews.

**Simple Recipe: Water Cress and Citrus Salad**

A refreshing and easy-to-make salad that highlights the unique flavor of Water Cress.


- 2 cups True Water Cress, washed and trimmed
- Orange and grapefruit segments
- Sliced red onion
- Olive oil and lemon juice for dressing
- Salt and pepper, to taste


1. In a salad bowl, combine Water Cress, citrus segments, and red onion.
2. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, then season with salt and pepper.
3. Toss gently and serve as a bright and flavorful salad.

The True Water Cress Seed from Todd's Seeds is ideal for gardeners looking to explore the world of aquatic plants. It offers both a unique growing experience and a delightful culinary ingredient known for its taste and health benefits.



1 Packet: 250mg

1 Gram ~ 8625 seeds

1 Pound ~ 2,208,000 seeds


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