Watercress

High in vitamin A and C and Iron

Native to eastern Asia

Nasturtium officinale

Introduced to NZ in mid 1800s

Can grow in a shady spot with plenty of moisture, it does not need to be in running water – a gravel spot beneath a dripping tap will do

A pot of soil in a larger pot of water

Vigorous self propogator – similar to mint

Keep it clipped to encourage bush habit