This plant is easy to grow and gives a lot of eat-able flowers, also the leaves you can eat! And from the seeds you can make capers (recipe is also on my blog) So it’s a multifunctional plant, but be aware this can take over the garden it grows quick and can get very huge. But also easy to take out of the garden no big roots….so just seed some!
How to grow
No difficulties, just put the seeds into the ground around March. Make sure that you have a lot of space between a next Indian cress seed (like 40 cm), because of the size they become. The ground doesn’t matter so much they do not need special food, but the seeds like the sun and they don’t like wet places
If you buy the climbing version, you can make a nice wall of the colourful plant. It colours the garden and make it easy to get the seeds and flowers to pick off. And I heard if you put this plant next to radish and tomatoes, they can help eachother by growing or keep the plant his enemies away
when to eat
You can eat the leaves and flowers, just when you see them, they have a radish sharp taste, the seed boxes you can collect if you see a lot so you can make capers from it
vitamins and minerals
Vitamins and minerals
Vitamins:A lot of Vitamin C
Minerals: Phoshor, iron and iodine
Indian cress is a natural antibiotic and is often used in (chronic) infections, especially to urinary and respiratory tract, without affecting the intestinal flora . It further helps with coughing up phlegm, chronic bronchitis and emphysema.Is also invigorating and cleansing. In pregnancy should not be used.