Deciduous – Sheds Its Leaves Annually
Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Frost Sensitive – Will Get Damaged and Possibly Killed During Periods of Frost.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
|Uses in landscape design|
Does well in containers.
Sow small quantities every week to maintain a succession.
Fertile, well-drained soil.
the flowers and leaves can be used as flavouring in salads, and stir-fries. The seeds go well, crushed and spread over fish.
|Interesting planting ideas|
Cover a saucer or flat dish with clean roller towel or a new super wipe kitchen cloth and moisten well before sprinkling over the cress seeds.Three days later sprinkle the mustard seeds over the germinating cress. Keep covered, in a warm place, until the leaves start to unfold (sprout), then uncover and place in the sunlight.(You can also sow mustard and cress in separate dishes and mix the leaves when harvested.)
To sow mustard in the garden, spread 250g seed per 40m2; the foliage that results can be dug in as green manure. Dig in some fertilizer along with the mustard to help it rot down.
Propagate by seed,
|Common pests and diseases|
There should be no problems if a clean growing medium is used.
The easiest way to harvest is to cut the leaves with a pair of long-bladed scissors. The flowers can be picked as they open and the seed pods should be picked before they open. The sprouts are usually ready 8-10 days after sowing.
These simple green garnishes and salad leaves can be grown all year round. There are two kinds of edible cress: curled and plain-leafed.
Synonym: Brassica hirta
Botanical Pronunciation: sin-NAP-is AL-ba
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Requires moderate maintenance.