n a s t u r t i u m . . .
Nasturtium are tender annuals and very easy to grow from seed. As well as looking incredibly colourful, the leaves, flowers and seeds are all edible, adding a peppery flavour, not dissimilar to watercress, to salads and savoury dishes.
Sow: your nasturtium seeds under cover from March to May. When all risk of frost has passed, transplant to a sunny site, perhaps allowing them to cover a wall or trellis, or trail from a hanging basket. Seeds may also be direct sown in May.
Usage: Flowers and leaves will spice up green salads; try combining with a few borage flowers or add a sprinkling of cornflower petals for glorious colour combinations. Nasturtium flowers also go surprisingly well with fruit salad; think strawberries and pepper! Oh, and pickled nasturtium seeds are known as poor mans capers! Looks like you're going to be busy....
edible flower seeds - nasturtium seeds