- they needs lots of water
- they needs lots of sun
- they DON'T need a rich soil
- plant near zucchini and other squash to repel the dreaded squash bug
- if you plan on consuming any part of the plant, you need to raise it like any other food plant: no pesticides or herbicides
- the flowers can also be used as a wound disinfectant
I can't find any nutritional information on these. Does anyone know if the nasturtium seeds have any protein? I would think they do.
Nasturtiums will make a beautiful addition to your herb garden. Or your salad garden!
NOTE: for recipes on eating nasturtium flowers, leaves and seeds, click here: http://www.survival-cooking.com/2009/06/using-nasturtiums-flowers-and-leaves.html