Cress is a member of the mustard family known for its peppery leaves. It is frequently used a garnish, or in salads and sandwiches.
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When to start inside: Spring, 3-4 weeks before average last frost. Transplant outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. May also be grown indoors on a sunny windowsill.
Special Germination Instructions: Requires light to germinate. Do not cover seeds. Press lightly into soil.
Harvesting of baby leaves can begin as soon as the true leaves appear. Snip off with a pair of scissors. In mild winter climates, it is best to harvest during the cooler parts of the year. Plants growing during warm temperatures or plants that have bolted (produced a flower stalk) may be too bitter to eat