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|Botanical Name:||Tropaeolum majus|
|Life Cycle:||annuals, tropicals, tender perennials|
|Planting Time:||spring or summer|
|Height:||12" to 24"; climbers to 8' high|
|Soil:||poor, well-drained soil|
|Bloom Time:||late spring to early fall|
|Flower:||shades of red, yellow, orange and cream|
|Suggested Use:||beds, borders, mass plantings, fences, hanging baskets, fillers, and edgings.|
|Growing Hints:||Sow seeds directly in ground about a week after your last frost date. Over fertilizing will result in lots of leaves but poor flowering. Plants thrive in poor, sandy soil.|
|Interesting Facts:||Nasturtium's peppery-flavored flowers are good to eat and taste good in salads. The flower buds and seedpods are also edible. Pick them just before they ripen and store them in a jar full of vinegar for three days. Use as a substitute for capers.|
To make your garden green and flowery with colours of deep red or maroon or cream. Buy seeds of all varieties of nasturtium and plant them in combination in a 30" basket. Hanging basket...
Put 6 seeds per basket and then see the results in summer. In the picture is one of the flowers. This is the first bloom of this summer in my basket.
By Zaufishan H.
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It is a nasturtium. They are a trailing plant and can have red, yellow, or orange flowers. They are self seeding in the Northwest. The flowers and the young leaves can be used in salads and have a slightly peppery flavor. I love flowers that you can eat.
This was before my poor plant was invaded by those horrid black aphids, ugh! It's been an on-going battle to get rid of those things. Any suggestions? I'm willing to try almost anything short of burning them with a torch!
Nasturtiums not only add color to your summer garden, but the flowers and young leaves taste delicious in a salad or on a sandwich. This is a page about use nasturtiums for salads and sandwiches.