Watercress is part of the Nasturtium genus. Its scientific name is Nasturtium officinale. The botanical name epithet for Watercress (officinale) means 'used medicinally'.It is an edible vegetable that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year.
Watercress needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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Pinetree recommends starting these indoors in small pots, barely cover and keep moist for first month.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Watercress so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Watercress so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Watercress plants: