I Love Nasturtiums
Nasturtiums’ brilliant flowers & flat fan-shaped leaves make it an interesting all season favorite.
Easy to grow. Loves neglect. Thrives well into fall.
Annual: Self-seeding – Vine and Climbing varieties – Grows back year after year
Green Seeds are eaten as capers
Height: 10 – 12 inches
Width/Circumference up to 18″
Flowers: Edible. Flowers bloom in a variety of colors
Leaves: Edible – These flat fan-shaped leaves are so yummy, full of vitamin C & add a delightful peppery flavor to sandwich or salad.
Tomatoes, Strawberries, Cabbage, Cucumbers, Radishes, Fruit Trees
Nasturtiums improve the growth and flavor of most any plant. They deter & repel garden pests.
Pumpkin Beetles, Squash Bugs, Aphids, Cucumber Beetles, Whiteflies & more. Attracts beneficial insects.
An attractive, nutritious, delicious & easy companion plant to grow. Grow them in pots or directly in the ground. Great for small spaces but does well in open spaces too. Prefers poor unfertilized soil & very little water.
Hybrids, even organic hybrids, do not always produce nectar or pollen. Pollinators will still try eating from hybrids leaving them without proper nutrition.
Just think of how many well-intended growers work with hybrids across the globe & how many pollinators rely on them.
Hybrids do not always produce reliable, sustainable, next generation seeds but if they do produce next generation seeds most of the time crops grown from these seeds are deformed, stunted & unreliable making them unsustainable for the grower.
Nasturtiums – Companion – Edible – Sustainable
Urban Farming? Do you eat Nasturtiums?