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Wintercress [barbarea vulgaris]

Wintercress [barbarea vulgaris]

Regular price €2,50 EUR
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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Pa up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

A hardy and undemanding biennial wild plant, Wintercress is named after the patron saint Barbara, who is believed to protect miners and related trades.
Originally it comes from Eurasia and due to its robustness it now thrives in almost all of Europe.
Wintercress can be used raw or steamed as a salad or vegetable and is believed to have a blood-cleansing effect in naturopathy.
The fresh leaves have a spicy flavor reminiscent of watercress, but less pungent.

General information
Plant family: Brassicaceae
Lifecycle: Biennial 
Days until harvest: 100 days
Plant hight approx: 6cm
Root type: Shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until -15°C
Location: Semi shady until sunny
Soil: Loamy, moist and humus rich

pH value: 4.8 to 7.5

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Best germination temperature: 16-18°C
Germination time: 10-20 days
Plant-, row distance: 15x20 cm

Optimal mix culture: Chard, strawberry, spinach, lamb's lettuce 
Unfavorable mix culture: Lettuce, carrot, rocket, cabbage, asian mustard cabbage, horst radish, watercress, radish

Planting information
The Wintercress outdoors Sow direct from February to March.
And for autumn from the beginning of October to December.
Just press the seeds down, do not cover them with soil!

Other names
Latin botanical names: barbarea vulgaris
English names: wintercress
German names: Echte Winterkresse, Barbenkraut, Gewöhnliches Barbarakraut, Bärbelkraut
Portuguese names: agrião de inverno
Spanish names: berro de invierno, berro
French names: cresson d'hiver

Very high vitamin C content, send oil glycosides and, thanks to bitter substances, stimulates the appetite as well as metabolic and digestive processes in the stomach and intestines. In addition, bittercress has a wound-healing effect, used in the form of infusions, extracts or tinctures.

Potent germination capacity: 3-4 years

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  • All seeds and seedlings for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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