I have enjoyed many gardening successes and plenty of failures. One that comes to mind from the first category is nasturtium. The large seeds are easy to handle (unlike snapdragon seeds, for example) and sprout quite well sown directly into garden soil.
As my blog title suggests, the flowers are edible. Just be sure not to use pesticides on them, but they are hardy enough plants that I never needed any. Silky on the tongue, their petals deliver a delicately peppered little snap to salads. Ingesting the flowers is even said to provide some dietary vitamin C and lutein. While some folks eat the leaves, I have not yet tried them.
Unfortunately, the space I used to grow nasturtiums has been rendered too shady. I really ought to try fitting these annuals in with my perennials out front. Surely I can squeeze in a few. Recalling this interesting plant makes me want to try.
I learned that a perennial type exists, as well. A little more research is required before I seek it out. Meanwhile, I want to go annual flower seed shopping. ~rubs hands together~ Is it May yet? Now that things are warming up I’m ready to garden.
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