Nasturtiums — a gardeners dream!

In Dutch we call them ‘East Indian Cress’ — my favourite plant in our garden! I love the pretty round leaves of the nasturtiums, I love how wild and crazy (and easy!) they grow, and I love the beautiful, tissue-paper-like flowers, with their bright, happy colours. Both the leaves and the flowers of the nasturtium are edible, which only adds to their appeal. They have a delightful, peppery sweet taste (a bit like radishes), and look so beautiful in a fresh, green salad. My kids love picking them before dinner, and they love to eat them too (high in vitamin C, I’ve read)!

xxx Esther


Comments (2)

July 19, 2011

I love Nasturtiums too – and they grow like weeds too which is fab for anyone who doesn’t have much time to spend gardening. Just chuck the seeds into some welcoming soil and wait for that first burst of orange. As you say, yummy in salads too. Thank you for the reminder…

May 17, 2012

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