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Mustard & Cress (Sinapis alba & Lepidium sativum)

These two miniature salad leaves are often grown together, and make excellent sandwich fillings. When sown (on damp blotting paper, flannel or otherwise), the cress should be started about three days before the mustard, so that both mature (after a further ten days) at the same time.

When mature, the seeds of sinapis alda (white mustard) form the basis of English mustard.

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