Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums are annual flowers. 
They are hardy for my region in Eastern Quebec. 
They were my Mom's favorite, She planted them each year.
Towards the Fall, the flowers turn to seeds.
The seeds can be dried and planted directly in the ground the next Spring after the danger of frost is past.
 Nasturtiums can tolerate poorer soil. 
They can be planted directly in the ground, 
also perfect for edging, hanging baskets, and beautiful when 
grown in containers for a patio or balcony garden.
Nasturtium leaves and petals are edible 
and will add flavour and colour to any salad. 






I like to use Terracotta pots,
A natural, clay pot retains moisture,
keeps plants at their healthiest.






On the plant below the seed pods are visible.
3 or 4 seeds in each pod.

The seeds below, are one day old.


























These seeds below, have been dried for a few weeks.
They are ready for planting.





Variegated Leaf Nasturtium before flowering...


Seed packages are sold in many varieties.





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