Nasturtiums

Finally my nasturtiums, which I planted from seed, are blooming.

There are many excellent reasons to plant nasturtiums. Not only are they easy to grow, but they fill up a lot of (empty) space, they grow in poor soil, they look fabulous AND you can eat them.

Growing and caring for nasturtiums is easy. Just plant the seeds and water. They grow slow at first, but then really take off and explode into bloom. Deadheading the older flowers apparently keeps them blooming. Although nasturtiums can attract a lot of aphids, this hasn’t been a huge problem for me.

How to eat and use nasturtiums. The whole flowers or just petals can be used as garnish or in salads. They have a slightly peppery taste.

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This blog is my online journal to keep track of what is going on in different parts of the garden, different times of the year.
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2 Responses to Nasturtiums

  1. You can also pick the seed heads and pickle them — they turn into something a little like capers. I have not done this one, mind you, but would love to try it one day.

    • Chrystal says:

      Hey Kitchenjammin. I know those seed heads…they always look a bit like tiny wrinkled brains. If you do this, please let me know how it turns out and send the recipe! Thanks!

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