This cool season annual in the brassica family is easy to grow once established, though it is slow to start. Slow to bolt too. Rosettes produce mildly peppery leaves that are said to be rich in iron, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
Cress – Upland – Barbarea verna
Soil & Water: Requires fertile, well-drained soil.
Planting & Growing: Sow directly in spring after the last frost or in the fall, as it prefers cool temperatures. For a continuous supply, plant seeds every 2-3 weeks over the growing season.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest at any stage to get microgreens or fully matured leaves. Leaves, shoots and flower buds good in salads, sandwiches, and soups.
Soil Temperature: 50-70F
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Germination: 10-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 6-8″
Days To Maturity: 45-60 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4-6″
Approx Seeds per Pack: 250 Seeds
Product image via: Peaceful Valley Farm Supply