Friday, 31 May 2013

Easy way to Grow Watercress - Part 1: Propagate

Watercress is one of the herbs/ vegetables that I have been wanting to grow for a while now, but never knew how.  Recently, I read that you can propagate watercress from cuttings, and decided to try it out.  Here is what I did.

The easiest way to do this is to buy some watercress from your local grocer.  Find a nice healthy stem to use as your "cutting".

1. Strip back the leaves from the watercress stem

2. Place it into a little water - you don't need too much water, just enough to keep it alive, and not dry out.

After a few days, you will notice that the watercress will have sprouted some pretty long roots. You should also see tiny new leaves start to emerge.

Your watercress is now ready for planting.  

Also read : Easy Way to Grow Watercress - Part 2 : Plant Out

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