Organic cress seeds
European produced 100% organic cress seeds for germination as cress. The seeds are perfect for home production micro green and cress sprouts.
Taste and application possibilities
Organic cress has a sharp, peppery flavor that adds a fresh and lively zest to many different dishes. Although the flavor can be intense, it is also incredibly versatile.
Cress is perfect for adding a fresh and spicy element to sandwiches and smørrebrød, especially in combination with mild ingredients such as eggs or cheese. It can also be sprinkled over salads to add an extra dimension of flavor, or used as a flavorful garnish on soups and main courses. Furthermore, watercress can be a great ingredient in various sauces and dressings, where its peppery flavor can help balance sweetness or acidity. Some people even use watercress in smoothies or juices to add a bit of spice and a boost of nutrients.
Because of its strong flavor, you often only need a small amount of watercress to make a big difference in your dishes. And since it is organic, you can be sure that you will get a pure and natural taste without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.
Grow your own cress
Growing cress is easy and can be done indoors all year round. Here are the steps to grow your own watercress:
- First, find a low, flat container, which can be anything from a recycled plastic tray to a sprout hill. Make sure there are drainage holes in the bottom to avoid overwatering.
- Fill the container with a light, well-drained coconut soil. Make sure the soil is moist but not saturated.
- Sprinkle the cress seeds evenly over the surface of the soil. You should not cover them with soil, as the cress seeds need light to germinate.
- Place the container in a bright place, such as a windowsill, or under one grow light lamp.
- Cress thrives best at temperatures between 15-20 degrees Celsius.
- Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. The watercress seeds should germinate within a few days.
- When the cress has reached a height of about 5 cm, it can be harvested by cutting it off at ground level with scissors. You can start harvesting as soon as the leaves are fully developed, typically after 5-7 days.
Watercress can be used in a variety of dishes, from sandwiches and salads to egg dishes and soups. With its sharp, peppery taste, it adds a lovely freshness and zest to your dishes.
Watercress, also known by the Latin name Lepidium sativum, is a fast-growing herb believed to have originated in Egypt and western Asia. It has been cultivated and used for thousands of years, both as food and as medicine. Today, watercress is popular worldwide for its sharp, peppery flavor and is particularly common in European cuisines.
Tested and certified organic seeds
We sell seeds that have been tested for the following harmful bacteria:
- Bacillus cereus
- Salmonella spp.
- Listeria monocytogenes
- Verotoxin-producing E. coli
Certified sale of organic seeds
We are certified by the Danish Agency for Agriculture to sell organic seeds
Preferably stored dry and cool.
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