Nasturtiums: The Edible Flowers of Spring
Dec 29, 2017 12:26PM ● Published by Justin Butts
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The most beautiful flower in your Spring garden is also the most delicious! The bold flavor of
nasturtiums is one of the best-kept secrets of gardeners in the Coastal Bend.
unique flavor. They are perfect for salads, but you can also use nasturtium leaves on your
burgers instead of lettuce, or on pizza instead of basil.
classified nasturtiums with the “fruits” of his garden and grew them in great abundance. Pickled
nasturtium seeds taste even better than capers.
beautiful flowers top the round and oval leaves that are a deep dark green. The leaves bead
water in a particular way that make dew-covered nasturtiums the most beautiful view in your
January, will be fully mature by Spring Break. Nasturtiums grow best in a wide bed (four feet
wide or wider) of loose, well-tilled soil. Add an inch or so of high-quality compost to the bed
the width of the bed. Drop your large black nasturtiums seeds about two inches apart down each row and cover with no more than 1/4 inch of dirt. Mulch between the rows with raked up leaves from your lawn.
Seeds. Thin your nasturtiums to final spacing of six inches and enjoy the thinnings.
least 2/3rds of the leaves to allow photosynthesis to regenerate new leaves. By taking a few
leaves each day, your plants will continue to grow lush and put on new leaves.
nasturtium plants will keep the typical kitchen plentifully supplied with tasty nasturtium leaves
and flowers all the way into the heat of early summer.