Growing cress to eat

@jugsjugs (13045)
December 4, 2009 5:39pm CST
When i was a child we always used to grow cress at school and then when it was nearly ready to be eaten we were allowed to take it home to our parents.My son got some cress seeds and he has been growing some and he never eats cress as he do not like it.He grew it and now he loves it with egg in a sandwich.
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@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
5 Dec 09
Ok maybe I will be the only to ask this question. What is Cress? I have heard of this or even have a clue what it is. I guess that is because I am from the US or that I am just old country girl..LOL Let me know some about this. Keep smiling.
@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec 09
i think she is talking about wAtercress and that grew on creek banks in my home state South dakota.its sort of nippy and give flavor to cheese, meat and egg salad sandwiches.
• United States
5 Dec 09
Oh Thanks Hatley. I knew that I had never heard of it before.
@jugsjugs (13045)
5 Dec 09
If you ever come to the uk i will make you egg and cress sandwich.x
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
5 Dec 09
I have never heard of cress before. What exactly is it? Does it have a distinct taste or does it taste like something else that I may be aware of? Thanks for sharing with all of us.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
6 Dec 09
It seems to be a bit tasteless,but it is very healthy so they say.
@thenieruz (137)
• United States
4 Dec 09
I have never heard of cress before. What does it taste like?
@jugsjugs (13045)
4 Dec 09
A bit like water cress but alot lot smaller it is hard to say what it tastes of as it do not taste of much really.
• United States
4 Dec 09
Ah, one of those types of things. Never heard of or had watercress either. Will have to find out for myself one day.
@jugsjugs (13045)
6 Dec 09
You will like it.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
5 Dec 09
that is cool I love cress and used to go to the streams where it grew and picked it. I like it on buttered bread with little salt
@jugsjugs (13045)
6 Dec 09
Thanks for your response
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
6 Dec 09
your welcome!
@celticeagle (117268)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Dec 09
Cress! Are you talking about water cress?? I haven't heard of that stuff in years. It is so good. Yes, I have heard of put with the egg in a sandwich. Very full of vitamins if you are speaking of the cress Ithink you are. It is tasty and easy to grow. I used to have it, and several other little greeneries, in my kitchen window.
@jugsjugs (13045)
6 Dec 09
My son is the one who got us all eating it again as i have not eaten it for years until he started to grow it.
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@celticeagle (117268)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Dec 09
Good for him! It is easy to grow and chuck full of good nutrients.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
7 Dec 09
I have never tried watercress or cress before but if it is good in salads I will have to try it someday. Have to check the store to see if it is sold here.
@jugsjugs (13045)
10 Dec 09
It is great in salads,thanks for your response.
@suzzy3 (8365)
6 Dec 09
cress is very high in iron and will help build his bones good for him.It is often the way when they grow something themselves it tastes better.
@jugsjugs (13045)
6 Dec 09
I think you are right there they prefer to eat what ever they grow.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
5 Dec 09
I love growing things, and I've grown lettuce, spinach, and swiss chard...a few other greens, but I've not yet tried water cress, though it is good when mixed in a salad with other greens. Karen
@littleowl (7157)
3 Feb 10
Hi JJ the one thing I love are freshly grown herbs and veg'..cress is one of my favourites too..egg sandwiches with cress are lovely, prawn mayonnaise and cress, in salads all sorts..even though I do't grow it my friend does so he gives me some of his..LoLo