Cress Common Seeds
Cress Common Seeds
Cress Common Seeds
seed sowing instructions in hindi
seed sowing instructions in hindi

Cress Common Seeds

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Cress Common is one of the fast growing popular microgreens with a touch of slightly bitter and sweet taste leaves and stems. Cress is very healthy for us as it contains vitamin A, C and E also rich in iron and folate. Common Cress is one of the oldest well known leafy microgreens consumed by humans and is grown for its super flavor. Grow your own versatile kitchen microgreen cress and it can be used to make salad, delicious soups or added to smoothies and sandwiches.

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  • Number of Cress Common seeds: 100 Seeds
  • Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
  • Sowing method: Seedling
  • Sowing season: February to April
  • Sow when night Temperature is 10-24°C
  • Germination Time: 2 to 6 days from sowing
  • Best for Bed Sowing/ Pots
  • Edible parts: Leaves

Cress Growing Season In India

Cress Common is a winter season herb but if you are growing cress as microgreens then you can grow it indoor in any season. It grows rapidly in mild cool climates and the most favorable season for sowing seeds of cress leafy plants is spring (February to April).

How To Grow Cress In Container

Common Cress is a leafy plant that grows best in mild cool and moist soil. Microgreen cress common seeds are usually sown directly into growing trays at least 2.5 cm deep. Cress Common seeds germinates best in cool conditions (50-75°F or 10-24°C) but not frigid. Like other microgreens, cress can be grown on paper kitchen towel, tissue paper or cotton wool because it doesn’t require soil and can germinate right on the cotton wool and tissue paper but most of the people prefer to grow in soil. Be sure to keep the seedlings moist or else the microgreens will die.

Cress Seeds Sowing Method

To grow cress common microgreens, take a growing tray with potting mix (organic potting soil and coco peat in equal ratio) or soilless medium then spread the cress seeds into the soil. Keep the seedling moist but not soggy. You can keep seedling indoor or outdoor as microgreens need about 4-6 hours daily of direct sunlight to thrive. It will take 2-6 days to germinate cress seeds (depending on growing conditions).

How To Fertilize Cress Plant

Cress common microgreens can germinate without any fertilizer; however, providing mineral nutrients to cress common microgreens will increase yields.

Common Cress Plant Care Tips

Water – Cress as a microgreens need proper water to grow well; give regular water, keep soil moist and avoid over watering.
Soil – Cress should be planted in consistently wet soil with a soil pH of 6.5 to 7.5.
Sunlight – Cress require at least 4-6 hours of natural sunlight every day.
Temperature – Ideal growing temperature for cress is between 10-24 degree Celsius.
Common pests and disease – Some pests like snail, whiteflies and spider mites that can eat the leaves of cress plant. To avoid these pests use neem oil spray on cress plants.

Cress Microgreens Harvesting

  • If you are growing cress to the microgreen stage, it’ll take 10-14 days and if growing to true leaf stage, it will take about 15-25 days.
  • Cut the cress leaves when they are about 5-8 cm high; once cut, microgreens will not regrow.
  • Harvest the cress leaves with sharp scissor and you'll enjoy a consistent harvest if you keep sowing seeds every few weeks.

Cress Special Features 

  • Common name – Charmahantri, Garden Cress, Garden Pepper Cress, Cress Common, Chandrashura (In Hindi)
  • Scientific name - Lepidium sativum
  • Height – 5 - 15 cm 


Do cress microgreens regrow?

No, in most cases cress microgreens will not regrow after cutting.

How long do cress microgreens take to grow?

If you are growing cress to the microgreen stage it will take about 10-14 days.

Which parts of a cress plant are edible?

The entire cress plant is edible, including the flower.

Where does cress grows best?

Cress prefers light shade but grow best in sunny position.

What is the best way to grow cress?

Cress can grow in different ways but sowing from seeds is best way to grow.

Does cress need full sun?

Cress prefers sunny spot when indoors; and they grow best in at least 4-6 hours of sunlight.

Why is cress turning yellow?

Yellowing of cress is due to keeping the plant in a warm place.

How to grow cress as a microgreen fast?

Cress plants give the best result when growing in moist and nitrogen rich soil.

Why are my cress seeds not germinating?

Cress seeds will not germinate because of improper growing conditions like not getting enough sunlight, sowing seeds too deep in the soil, over watering or under watering.
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