One of my favorite salads plants has to be Nasturtium, reason being is it tastes great, with a mild peppery flavor and also it’s very high in vitamin C and other minerals.
I commonly use the leaf from this plant in salads and wraps and even sell it in salad mixes to the locals of Byron Bay where I live.
Enjoy the article below, then share it with your friends, so they can benefit too!
How to Grow Nasturtiums at Home
- This plant produces a very large seed and also self propagates very easily.
- It enjoys full sun or part shade in hotter areas.
- Nasturtiums are also very thirsty, so keep them well watered and moist not wet.
- Feed with a nitrogen fertilizer every couple of weeks and prune to keep a nice flush of growth coming through.
- Plant a new plant every 6 weeks through the growing season to keep plenty of this wonderful fresh leaf at hand!
Companion Planting & The Benefits of Nasturtiums
Nasturtiums definitely should be considered in every garden, because the flowers, leaves and seeds are all edible, so it can take it’s place among the vegetable garden in it’s own merit.
The fact that Nasturtiums Repel many harmful insects, and also help to improve the growth and flavor of other plants nearby is a bonus!
Broccoli is kept free of Aphids if Nasturtium are planted nearby. You can also discourage Wooli Aphids from congregating on your fruit trees by planting Nasturtiums around there trunks.
Nasturtium also helps and improve the flavor of Potatoes, all members of the Cabbage family and Radishes, which tend to end up hotter!
An extra benefit from planting Nasturtiums is that their ground covering way of growing helps to reduce weed growth and to retain soil moisture!