Homegrown landcress as a substitute for watercress

Our lizards love watercress and because we try to grow our own veggies landcress is a good alternative to watercress due to the conditions it needs.  All I do is take brand new cat litter tray, fill it with organic seeding compost and sow the seeds covered with a thin layer of the compost, leave the tray in the plastic portable greenhouse until they germinate then put them under the plastic sun tunnel and they grow really quickly.  The trick is to keep them well watered, remove slugs and snails daily and keep cutting them frequently.  Each time you cut some for the lizards to eat, only cut half of the tray at a time as it takes a good two weeks for these to grow back.  I have two trays growing at the moment to keep a good supply going.

own-landcress

own-landcress

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