I don't think I have ever met a plant with so many common names.
Above: Dryland cress, cassabully, American watercress, bank cress, upland cress, creasy greens, Belle Isle cress, Bermuda cress, early yellowrocket, wintercress, scurvy cress.
My tubful on the terrace is looking very healthy and tastes delicious - quite a bite to it, like real wild rocket (arugula), or wild-gathered watercress, which I in find increasingly insipid in stores. The troughful on the roof got off to a slow start.
The microgreens were up and eaten before the cress was big enough to start feeding a baby rabbit. If I had baby rabbit.
The chervil on the roof was a flop. Hardly any seeds germinated, and I'm going to see if the second packet is any better. The upland cress and chervil were both from the Livingston Seed Company, at $1.29. The microgreens (pictured below - which came up two days after being sown, twice) were from the beautifully packed and consequently more expensive Botanical Interests, $2.39. Ah: but I see(d) they weighed 8 grams. The chervil and cress only weighed 2 grams.
So Botanical Interests are actually a better deal all round! Read the fine print, Marie.
While looking up Botanical Interests online just now I found a page about how to avoid GMO/Monsanto-supplied seed. Monsanto, brrr. I hear Monsanto and I get cold shivers. And ever since I heard them being plugged on NPR ( along with Fox 'News', within five minutes of each other!) I have looked suspiciously at my radio. Monsanto is biotechagribusiness. That's my term.
Anyway, Livingston and Botanical Interests are on the Good Guys list. The Bad Guys list is quite long. And I have not researched the list to verify their good or bad status. But it bears thinking about.
Now if the ambulances, fire trucks, construction workers digging up the sidewalk and ice cream truck feeding the stroller brigade in the park up the road would just pipe down for a while, I'm going to try and write.