landcress

Land Cress

£3.99

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If you love water cress, then this is one for you!
As the name suggests, the key difference is that land cress is grown on the land, not the water but the taste is very similar. If you grow it under cover (a cloche or fleece) or in a milder region you should be able to harvest it throughout winter.

Number of plants: 10

Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds.

In the kitchen: Perfect with your steak and fries, pop into your salads for a peppery kick or add a handful to pasta dishes.

Ready to harvest: October to April

Delivery: These plants can be delivered from late August until mid/late October.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

They need plenty of sunshine and moisture-retentive soil.

Can be grown in....

Raised beds or pots – they are pretty easy growing!

How far apart?

As a general rule, give them about 15cm space. As always, you should check the instructions on each variety when you receive your baby plants to make sure you give them enough space.

Looking after your plants....

Lettuces and leaves are really very low-maintenance, so you can’t go too wrong.


lettuce

Watering them

Water well, particularly during dry spells

lettuce

Weeding

Keep the weeds down to give them the best chance

Storage Tips

We really recommend picking what you need, when you need it. But they will keep in the fridge for a coupleof days.

Ways to cook

It’s not all about salads, although freshly cut lettuce from the garden is one of the best things about summer salads! You can try making summer soups with wilted lettuce, pea and mint. And a lot of leaves are great in stir fries.