By Alexa Erickson
Not only is watercress a healthy, yummy vegetable to grow and take advantage of in recipes, but it’s great for your health. It’s a refreshing addition to salads, a delightful layer in sandwiches, and a tasty ingredient to add to sauces and marinades. It’s packed with nutrients, landing it on the list of U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables list.
The best part is that anyone can grow watercress at home. The only caveat is that, instead of sowing seeds in plain, dry dirt as you would squash and green beans, watercress thrives in—you guessed it—water. If you want this superfood at your disposal, read on to learn how to grow watercress.