Gardening Questions And Answers
Precautions with the consumption or medicinal use of nasturtium. Seeds are considered the most toxic parts of the plant, which should not be consumed. You should not ingest large amounts of nasturtium. Its consumption is generally recommended in a small amount, mixing leaves or flowers in lettuce or endive salads.
This time-telling bloomer adds a shrubby form to the garden and opens colorful flowers daily around 4 p.m. Two edible flowers that you can grow to grace your mealtimes—calendula and nasturtium—fall into the deer resistant annuals category. It’s not surprising that deer dislike nasturtium, with its peppery flavors.
Fresh seeds sprout out earlier than dried seeds. Plant them in in spring(18-27degrees) in Black clay soil,or pond soil,Humus or Peat soil. Cow manure and Horse manure are also recommended-If you don’t have manure,you can add compost,peat humus or nitrogen rich soils. The plant will flower in a few days!
A free-draining soil is essential, and nasturtiums flower best in poor soils (that are low in fertility) as a fertile soil results in lots of leafy growth at the expense of flowers. Hence there’s no need to add fertilizer before sowing. Nasturtiums do well in gravelly or stony ground or growing on banks.