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Vegetables - Cress

( Originally Published Early 1900's )



Cress, or peppergrass, is a pungent salad, which may be had from seed within three weeks of sowing. It is planted very thickly in drills and clipped with shears. Rarely does it grow more than 4 or 5 inches tall before running to seed; if cut not too close to the ground, two or three cuttings may be made. When it begins to flower it becomes too strong for eating as a salad. Often it is used for making greens like spinach.



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