Nasturtium - Two Plants – Deliciously Edible!
Nasturtium is one of the most interesting plants around with a secret history most growers know nothing about. At different times in history it’s been considered a vegetable, an herb, a flower, and even a fruit! Not only is it a colorful and easy flower to grow, but it is a totally edible medicinal plant that has dozens of uses for the home gardener. Each part of the plant is edible from the flowers to the leaves to the ripened seed pods. The nutritionally dense leaves are full of Vitamin C and Iron and are considered a folk remedy for respiratory ailments and a natural blood detoxifier. Nasturtium plants have a peppery spicy taste which is a wonderful addition to salads such as potato, chicken, and crab, or you can use the whole flowers as an edible garnish for fish dishes. The seed pods when dried can be ground and used like pepper as a seasoning.
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What you'll get with your order:
- Two very nice, good-sized plants, each 5" to 7" tall. Not leggy, not plugs, not seeds.
- Individually grown and shipped in 3.5" pots. The generous pot size offers you plants with a well-developed root system, giving you a head start to fruit.
- We stand behind all of our products and we carefully package our plants and ship them quickly so they're ready to plant when you get them. If anything happens during shipment, we'll replace it!
- Every order includes our exclusive instruction booklet with helpful hints on planting a herb garden.
For the tastiest nasturtium leaves, keep the plants well-watered which helps moderate the spiciness of the leaves and flowers. It can be placed almost anywhere to grow – full sun, part sun, rich soil, poor soil – the choice is up to the gardener. Space 12” to 18” inches apart as they reseed themselves and fill in nicely. They grow 12” to 20” tall and create a colorful. happy fill in for almost any area. Also a great companion plant for tomatoes, cabbages, radishes and cucumbers as the serve to deter a number of garden pests.