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.