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How to grow garden cress in pots or window boxes

Garden cress

Garden cress (Lepidium Sativum) is an annual plant that reaches a height of 20 to 30 cm. It is a tropical plant.

You can plant garden cress in pots or window boxes from spring to autumn.

Also, you can propagate garden cress using rhizomes.

As garden cress is a tropical plant that grows in the soil of rainforests, you need to place the pot or window box in a shady place and make sure that the soil is always moist. You should also spray its leaves with water. In other words, we are trying to replicate the conditions of a rainforest.

Garden cress does not tolerate low temperatures. If it gets cold you should put it inside the house.

40 to 50 days after sowing you can have your own garden cress.

Greek name: Κάρδαμο.

For guides on growing more herbs in pots or window boxes in the city, you may also check: How to grow 16 herbs and other aromatic plants in pots and window boxes.


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