Wordless Wednesday

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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