American Land Cress will grow in your garden soil, it can be sown from spring onwards ad be ready in 7 to 8 weeks for continuous picking. It can even crop over the winter. It is the perfect alternative for those that love the tangy taste of watercress but who find it hard to grow without flowing water. Price for 100 seeds
SOW: at any time of the year: outdoors from March to August, at all other times it will need protection. You can sow directly into the soil at no more than 1cm deep. Alternatively sow in pots or seed trays, lightly cover with compost & keep at about 15°C until germinated (about 14 days).
GROW: space plants about 15cm apart. You do need to keep them regularly watered in dry weather although they do not need huge amounts.
EAT: enjoy the peppery tasting leaves in sandwiches and salads. Plants will give you a supply over a long period.