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What herb is this?

Hi all - New to gardening and so far really enjoying. I used some old seeds from mixed herb collection, then threw away the packaging and I have no idea what herb this is? Can someone help me identify them? I tasted a few of the leaves which have a peppery taste? 

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  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    They look like they could be mustard and cress seed. Grown to be eaten as seedlings, or should I say micro-greens, they will grow into full sized plants. The mustard has a peppery taste and grows into a plant with lovely yellow flowers and useful seeds.
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • billy 484billy 484 Posts: 2
    Thank you very much @herbaceous

    Is it too let to eat the leaves now? and if I cut them will it grow back? Also, should I take it out the greenhouse now
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    I don't think so Billy484 but they won't grow back, the mustard has an oaky shaped leaf so you could put a few in the greenhouse and wait for the seeds? If the cress is cress there is no point letting it go any further, often 'cress' seed is in fact salad rape these days. I'm sure there is good stuff on t'internet if you want some better advice, most people grow these as a succession for bulking out salad though. Have fun!
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
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