This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
I don't think Mr. Balderston need regard as so mysterious the growing of water cresses. Water cress is grown by us Montrealers without the aid of spring water or running brook. We simply stick it in in the form of cuttings, on a well drained bench of sweet soil, in the fall, in a house where the heat is about 450 all winter. Sprinkle freely, and we have cress all winter, and all summer if required, by shading. Some of our Montreal hotels must have water cresses on their tables all the year round; and as it is not found growing wild in this vicinity, it is always a luxury. Parsley and mint we also grow in large quantities on the same plan. Cote des Nieges, Montreal, Can.