Nasturtiums (Bright Red)
Scarlet flowers stand out amid the very dark green foliage of this old-fashioned favorite—a Victorian era heirloom. Use the leaves and pods in salads or as garnishes. The compact, mounded plant habit makes it especially suitable for containers or as an edging plant. Also known as garden nasturtium and Indian cress.
Edible Flowers: Flowers can be used as garnishes, or stuffed with soft cheese. The flowers can be minced and added to butters. Nasturtiums are a popular choice for adding color to salad mix.
Plant outside after danger of frost has passed.
Planting Instructions: Plant 8-12” apart in well drained, but not especially rich, soil. High nitrogen levels promote more foliage rather than flower production. Plant 3-5 plants in hanging baskets or 10” containers.
Light Preference: Sun
Harvest: Harvest edible flowers when the flowers are fully open. Harvest edible leaves at any time.