Kim63


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Watercress...would you....

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 16:30

Sorry RB.... Didn't explain that very well I've a feeling I may have  left you with a vision of a windown box type container.... Here's a pic of some of my veg boxes.... yes a little TLC is needed this year.

Watercress...would you....

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 14:08

Runnybeak.....I intend on sowing the seeds in my veg boxes.....once though and of  a reasonable size do they have to be kept quite wet or just water normally?

Watercress...would you....

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 22:19

Flowerlover....This will be the first time that I have grown it..... 

Watercress...would you....

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 22:16

Thank you Runnybeak.... I'm looking forward to seeing/tasting the outcome.... I make a lot of watercress soup winter or summer.

Watercress...would you....

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 14:57


 A quick pic.... I do eat a lot of watercress so hope they are successful.

Watercress...would you....

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 14:52

Thank you.... totally forgot about this thread I started. I went to my local garden centre to buy a few packets of seeds and to my surprise they now stock watercress seeds so I'll be growning it safely on my veg patch.

Watercress...would you....

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 22:32


 Thank you for your replies. . .  My main concern was Liver Fluke as I'd read about it. . . not that I graze animals. It seems to grow really well just by the pipe where the filtered water comes back into the pond. Not sure if you can tell by the picture but the cress has grown about 6 inches above the water level, so not all is touching the pond water....Seems a a shame not to use it as I make a lot of Watercress soup.

I'll definitely be looking for land cress next time I'm at the Garden centre. Can it be used in the same way as Watercress?

 

Watercress...would you....

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 21:03
Eat it? I was given some pond plants by someone who grows them as their business. Before this the water beds they use were cress beds and remnants of Watercress must have been in the plants. I now have a good amount of Watercress in my pond. Would this be safe to eat...I ask as I thought it had to be grown in fresh running water. Incidentally there are fish in the pond.

Squirrels, what to do?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 22:41

Thanks for the replies, looks like a solution shall be on going then. My son hung a bird feeder on a piece of cable from one tree to another and put a CD disk a foot or so away from it either side of the feeder, they never went near it again. Strange.

Squirrels, what to do?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 19:41

 It's made from chicken wire around the bottom and nylon from then upwards with a black material netting on top. Think I'll have to see how a scarecrow does.

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