Garden Cress Microgreen Seeds - (Chandrashoor) For the spice lovers out there, we recommend this gem in the microgreens family called Garden Cress indigenous to Persia. Medicinal properties of Garden Cress such as cardiovascular health, better nervous system, a cure for anemia, preventing osteoporosis and have been evident for centuries in the Indian sub-continent. Garden Cress is rich in Vitamins A, B, C and E, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium & all Essential Amino Acids. Unlike other microgreens, garden cress seeds do not need as much water when germinating. Spray them very lightly, and make sure your soil mixture isn’t too moist. You’ll have low germination rates if you use too much water.Planting Instructions: Take a flat shallow tray or a garden pot that is at least 4-5 inches deep. Fill it with clean potting/garden soil mixed with some manure or vermicompost. Spread the seeds evenly and densely on the soil surface and cover them with a thin layer of soil (or sand). Allow the seeds to germinate for 3-4 days, keeping them in shade. Expose your seedlings to sunlight and air as and when most of them start to sprout from the soil surface. Find a balcony or a kitchen spot that receives good sun and air. Growing Requirements: You can use fresh garden soil, cleaned of any impurities or pebbles. Microgreens also grow well in hydroponics. Mix the soil with 30% manure or vermicompost for better results. Microgreens need 4-5 hours of good sunlight. A bright sunny spot near a window or a kitchen shelf is an ideal one. Water this plant regularly without letting the soil dry out completely. Water should not splash on the tiny seeds directly. The soil is to be kept moist from the sides using a water spray or a can.