I am energized seeing the colorful and cheery contributions to A Week of Flowers hosted by Cathy of Words and Herbs.
This year I grew nasturtium from seed and was pleased to see a few of them reach maturity. I intended to add them to a salad but just realized I never did. Another reason to plant them next year.
For an uplifting color boost this week visit Cathy in Bavaria at Words and Herbs to see featured flowers from around the globe.
Nasturtiums grow in my herb bed, mostly self-sown so I don’t think I shall ever be rid of them, and like you I always forget to add the colourful petals or the peppery leaves to a salad. Must do better!
Thanks for the info. Encouraging that I may see some self-sown nasturtiums.
Both leaf and flower are beautiful, and I too, seldom add them to salads, as they are very peppery! A little goes a long way. 😉 My favorites are the white-variegated Alaskan series with burgundy flowers. So pretty!
Looked up the burgundies. They are nice!
They are lovely, I agree. I grew some this summer too and never got round to using any in salads either. I do love the flavour though. Thanks for sharing Susie!
We’ll have to make a point to harvest a few of these next year.
Yes, we must remind each other and take a photo of the salad! 😉
I like to grow them in the winter months. I think I was a little late staring them this year, but they will eventually flower.
Good idea, I could try that here if I find seeds. Don’t think I saved any.
That really is an “uplifting” color–full of joy!
Glad you feel it Tina! Thanks.
I’ve started snacking on my nasturtiums as I toodle around the garden; like you, I generally forget to cut them for salads!
That’s a great idea Chris! I’m probably not working out in the garden often enough the past several years but hoping to change that!
Gorgeous, vibrant and so uplifting!
I planted orange tulips when we moved here in 2001 (long gone) and every once in a while an orange flower, like this nasturtium, calls to me! They have such energy.
Indeed – and look gorgeous with blue and green in vases!
They’re such cheery flowers. As a single plant made an appearance in one of my beds recently, I rued the fact that I haven’t planted more seeds.
You are so busy in your garden, Kris, I don’t know how you get so many things done as you do. I need to get some seeds planted soon.
This is timely for me. Love the bright, cheerful flowers. December is the time to plant nasturtiums here. I did eat some flowers (on chicken sandwiches) and made some capers from the buds – you made me remember they are lurking, forgotten, in the fridge…
Capers! You’re amazing.
Will try it again.
A glorious nasturtium Suzy. Once you have them they usually seed about every year but not to nuisance levels. I hope that you get round to using them in salads next year. Quite a hot and peppery taste.
Thank you! I hope to see lots of nasturtium next year from reseeding but I might buy more seeds to improve the chances. I love plants that reseed just the right amount!
Our nasturtiums self seed year after year. I wonder if you’ll have similar results? Perhaps your colder temps don’t make that possible. It’s interesting to note different gardening challenges throughout the globe. It’s fun, too, to see familiar flowers across many blogs. It’s been a fun week.
Good to be in touch again. I hope to have your experience with reseeding nasturtiums. They’re really pretty. Yes, it’s been a fun week and it’s interesting to see what different gardeners so enthusiastically highlight each day.