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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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Nasturtiums and Landcress

It’s been a while since my last update, we have had some good weather of over the last few weeks and the seedlings have been doing well.

The nasturtiums have shot up and the landcress too.

It’s now time to pick the mustards I grew over the winter as they have reached their maximum size and the warm weather has meant they have started to flower and go to seed, better pick them and now and use them before they are useless.

Here are some pics:

Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens

 

landcress seedlings

landcress seedlings

 

Nasturtium seedlings

Nasturtium seedlings

 

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