These are pretty + tasty!
The flowers, which are easy to start from seed, are edible – as are the leaves. So – if urban gardening or living off the land in general is your thing: these might be a useful addition to your garden bed.
There are creeping (not creepy) as well as climbing varieties, and these flowers come in a variety of gem-tones, from the traditional orange to yellows, pinks and reds.
What nasturtiums like:
- Start from seed – and sow directly into the ground (warm soil, please!) or put in peat pots to prevent transplant shock
- Neglect (sort of!): don’t over-water – and don’t fertilize, as this causes the plant to put more energy into producing foliage instead of pretty flowers
- Full sun
- To be covered up if there is danger of frost!