Growing cress can be done indoors or outdoors, with or without soil. When growing inside you could use a sprouting tray. The seeds need exceptionally low attention to germinate. Besides enough fluid and a tiny bit of light, cress only needs some grip to grow. It will grow just as well on a piece of kitchen paper.
How to Grow Sow Cress Microgreens 1. Cress seeds do not need to be soaked before sprouting. 2. Spread the cress seeds onto a damp growing medium. 3. Cover the seeds and keep them away from light for 4 – 5 days.
Harvest and storage Sown indoors, cress can be harvested and eaten after about 7 days. It could be advisable to put the sprouted cress in the fridge so it only grows slowly, hence is long available in the most optimum freshness. You can keep harvested cress fresh in the fridge for about a week. When you harvest a large amount of cress from a vegetable garden you can keep it fresh for a few days when stored in fridge.