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Today’s Common Gardening Question: How much water does watercress need?

The Answer: Watercress needs a lots of water . If you choose to grow them in containers with 2-3 inches of water.

No matter where you grow them keep in mind that watercress root system needs to be flood in the water.

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How To Water Watercress

Watercress gets watered a bit different than other plants, because it needs tons of water (hence the name!). In nature, the plant grows in actual bodies of water, like streams and pools.

If you have a water fountain in your garden, you can grow watercress in pots there since you can recreate the native watery circumstances that cress flourishes in.

Container watercress herbs can also be grown in a bucket with 2 to 3 inches of water, enabling the soil to remain saturated. The important thing is to keep the roots submerged in water. Maybe once twice a week, the water must be replaced.

Tips and Tricks

All through the planting season, keep the watercress well-watered. The watercress roots should not be allowed to dry out, even for a few minutes. To maintain seedlings moisture, sprinkle them with water every day. Once fully established, the watercress should be “in” the water rather than “get” watered.

The main thing is to keep the roots soaked in water. Once maybe twice a week, the water must be replaced. Though watercress thrives in a wide range of soil conditions, though it prefers a pH of 6.5 to 7.5. A soilless mix of perlite or vermiculite coupled with peat should be used to pot watercress crops.

How Much Water Do You Give Your Watercress?

Watercress is a lot different than other plant, it is more a less a semi-aquatic species, as its roots need to be submerged in water (or remain soaking wet at the very least) constantly. That said, there are more ways than one to skin a cat.

How often and how much water do you give to your watercress? Our audience is eager to read your answer in the comments section below! Thanks for reading, and good luck with your gardening!

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