Garden cress (Lepidium sativum), also known as pepper-grass for its piquant flavor, is an Asian green in the cabbage family. The plant’s leaves have two functions in the kitchen. As an herb, it frequently spices spreads and salads. Less often, garden cress appears in hot dishes as an addition to soups and eggs. This annual is seed propagated, germinating quickly and reaching maturity as soon as one week after sowing.
Growing cress is easy and is a great means for having fresh salad greens at your fingertips any time of the year. The type of cress required here is salad cress.