Monk’s Cress

Widely cultivated both as an ornamental plant or as a medicinal plant, and is distinguished by its delicate, peppery taste. The Monk’s Cress is typically grown for its flowers, though both its leaves and flowers are edible and can be used in salads. Its edible seeds can be used as a caper substitute. Also considered to be widely useful companion plants, the Monk’s Cress repel a great variety of annoying pests including the squash bugs, cucumber beetles and caterpillars. 

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