Nasturtiums Spice Up a Salad

comments (8) April 26th, 2009

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Ruth Ruth Dobsevage, member
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Set aside a small area for nasturtiums.Click To Enlarge

Set aside a small area for nasturtiums.

Want to jazz up your summer salads? Try growing nasturtium. Its flowers and leaves add zing. I always start a small patch in May, after the ground has warmed up. It rarely does spectacularly in my garden, but it rarely fails either. Come August, the flowers appear, too late for greens but just right for tomato, cuke, and pepper salads. I just add a few flowers to the colander as I head back to the house.

Nasturtium seeds are widely available in seed catalogs and at garden centers, and the flowers come in many colors. There are low-growing and climbing varieties, and some have variegated leaves. Most of the time I grow ‘Jewel Mix’, which produces red, yellow, and orange flowers on short plants. My deer in residence don’t seem to like nasturtiums, so I can safely plant them in a bed adjacent to the garden.

Nasturtiums are nipped by frosts, even light ones, so enjoy them while you can.

More on edible flowers:

Edible Flowers Enliven a Garden
Five Flowers to Dine On
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Chives in the Kitchen




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Comments (8)

billblair10 writes: This is soo nice.
Posted: 10:47 pm on April 6th
billblair10 writes: This is soo nice.
Posted: 10:47 pm on April 6th
tobyelliott writes: looking awesome.
Posted: 3:23 am on November 24th
johan21 writes: too good
Posted: 1:21 am on July 2nd
Deepak786 writes: superb
Posted: 5:40 am on June 23rd
Harbinger1 writes: well done buddy
Posted: 4:09 am on March 23rd
neylar writes: great work
Posted: 12:09 am on March 20th
philipmcnabb writes: Thanks for share..
Posted: 2:29 am on March 16th
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