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If it's not a stupid question, can watercress be grown in a container or does it actually have to grow in water ?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,991

    It needs constant water. You could grow it in a container though. Not one with a drainage hole

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,779
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 806

    If watercress isn't feasible, try American Land Cress. Tastes very like watercress but grows in soil like any sensible vegetable would.

  • jeffdjeffd Posts: 61

    I grew watercress a few years ago in my greenhouse,  I just used some wide plant pots in a tray of water, they did quite well.

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I grow it in "self watering" troughs, which hold water in the base. I keep it in semi shade, water well each day & tip troughs to get rid of old water every few days and then re-water. At times more compost needs adding. image

  • MammyjammyMammyjammy Posts: 22

    thanks!  Might try the American land cress as the other sounds a bit fiddly.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,991

    Watercress is easy. A bunch from the shop and your away. It reaches weed status in my pond at times

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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