Growing cress is not limited to the garden. You can cultivate garden cress, also known as pepper grass, indoors on a windowsill throughout the year. All you need is a small pot or tray, high-quality cress seeds and some paper towels or soil. Growing cress sprouts on moist paper towels instead of soil reduces the amount of nitrates the crop absorbs, which in turn makes the sprouts taste less bitter. Before we get into the details of how to grow garden cress sprouts indoors in the convenience of your own home, let’s take a look at the nutritional benefits of these culinary sprouts.
Garden cress is a fast growing cool-weather plant and the sprouts will be ready for harvest 15 to 20 days after sowing. If you want to have a constant supply of garden cress, sow seeds every 10 days and you will always have fresh garden cress available!
To successfully grow garden cress indoors on soil or on paper towels, follow the step-by-step instructions below: