- Garden Flowers
- Jewel Nasturtium
New For 2023!
Easy to grow bursts of edible color fit in anywhere. I plant these in hanging baskets, containers, garden beds and the greenhouses. The leaves and flowers are a delicious addition to the salad. The leaves are spicy and the flowers are sweet and spicy.
Waves of yellows, oranges and reds in solid and bi-color flowers come with large, round, green leaves that seem to float in mid air.
We also use Nasturtium as a trap crop in the squash bed to deter squash beetles. So far so good! Green seeds pickle well, sometimes called "Poor Man's Capers".
This is a staple crop for us and it is so easy to grow! Direct seed in the garden or start in pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Young, sturdy plants transplant best. You can direct seed these into hanging baskets and containers as well.
Plant 1/4"-1/2" deep. I've grown them in full sun and full shade. Do not fertilize or you will get more leaves than flowers. Can take lean soil.
Nasturtiums are a part of life.