One of the most popular of the micro-greens.

Certified organic Non-GMO Cress (garden cress or curly cress. The Latin name is Lepitum sativum) has a very strong peppery taste and feel to its sprout. This is NOT a mild tasting sprout. It should be ADDED to other sprouts, raw sprouted soups and raw salads. NOT to be used as a base for soups and salads.
This is called garden cress or curly cress. The Latin name is Lepitum sativum.
Cress is a gelatinous seed. That means that a gel like sac forms around the seed when it gets wet. Just like flax and psyllium and arugula. These seeds do not need to be pre-soaked before they are sprouted. Because, the pre-soaking will just make a gooey thing of seeds in your jar or bowl of water.
If you use gelatinous seeds in a mix, they should be no more than 10% of the entire mix.
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The bulk discount - $50.00 off when you purchase 10 pounds or more of the same seed or seed mixture - applies to the purchase of 10 pounds or more of one variety of seed or seed mixture. The 10 pounds will ship in a bag. This is NOT a mix and match offer. No codes necessary. Just visit our Bulk Seeds Department http://www.sprouthouse.com/category_s/49.htm All the discounts have been taken. No additional shipping charges apply. There are no further shipping charges applied after the $50.00 off discount.
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We also have a price per pound reduction when you purchase 3 pounds or more of any seed or seed mixture. With a purchase of any seed or seed mixture of 3 pounds or more you receive a $2.50 per pound reduction in price of that seed or seed mixture. This offer does not mix and match, it only applies to any seed or seed mixture purchase of 3 pounds or more. No codes needed. Discount is automatically taken. The 3 pounds will ship in a bag.
Cress and other gelatinous seeds can be sprouted in a number of different ways.
How to sprout the gelatinous seeds like flax, chia, arugula, and cress.
Gelatinous seeds form a gel-like sac around the seed in the presence of water. They get gooey, hard to manage and will not sprout using conventional methods such as a jar sprouter or a tray sprouter. What to do?
There are three ways to sprout gelatinous seeds. You can sprout them in soil, you can sprout them using a terra cotta tray sprouter or you can sprout them in a plastic tray sprouter using one of our sure to grow mats.
The soil absorbs the gooey stuff and you can sprout as usual making certain the soil is damp and moist but not pooled with water.
The terra cotta tray sprouter is similiar to sprouting in soil as the clay is absorbant as well.
Our sure to grow mats will also absorb the gooey stuff so that you can sprout as usual.
Gelatinous seeds do not do well in jar sprouters.
Cress is a gelatinous seed - it forms a gel like sac around the seed when watered Very strong flavor, very peppery Should be ADDED to recipes Sprout on any sprouter using the Sure to Grow Mats
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good seeds and service

vegan don on Jul 4th 2016

Shipped promptly. Good quality seeds. Rita is a gem if you have a problem. I doubt you will though.

good seeds and service

vegan don on Jul 3rd 2016

Shipped promptly. Good quality seeds. Rita is a gem if you have a problem. I doubt you will though.

excellent germination

Unknown on Apr 26th 2016

I am very pleased with my purchase of garden cress. it is worth every penny. Thank you Rita.

Excellent Seeds.......Responsible Packaging

Feb 2nd 2016

I was so very pleased to find my watercress seeds in plastic bags which I will recycle or reuse. Quite often bulk items are packed in what looks like a combination foil/plastic product. What's to be done with that once emptied?!?!? Keep up the good work, Rita. Your customers and the planet appreciate you.