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Water-cressSow Water-cress in prepared places, during spring, in sluggish brooks and moist situations; or it may be grown on a shady border if kept moist by frequent waterings. It may also be grown in a frame in September from cuttings placed six inches apart, sprinkling them daily, but keeping the frame closed for 2 or 3 weeks, then watering once a week.

Give Water-cress all the air possible in fine weather, but cover the frame with mats during frosts. It is best when grown quickly.