Yes I have tried nasturtiums blossoms! When my daughter was younger it was one of her favorites to nibble on. I always had nasturtiums growing. Just for her. 🙂
Have you ever tried this? Everyone recommends eating the blossoms of nasturtiums. And they’re good–I won’t try to talk you out of that.
But these are the seeds. Normally I don’t let my annuals go to seed. Remember, when an annual sets seed, it thinks its done for the summer, so its blossoming slows way down.
But 2 things are different about nasturtiums. First, they are a vining annual so they want to keep growing in length.
Next if you recall my post a few weeks back about flowers in the vegetable garden (which is where these are ) I mentioned that nasturtiums were aphid magnets & that they drew aphids even in mid summer when aphids were scarce.
And sure enough as I was cleaning this bowl of seeds, what did I find but a few aphid nymphs (the tiny black specks in the photo ). Wonder how many…
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