Nasturtium in Hanging Baskets
Nasturtiums are bright edible plants that thrive in hanging baskets and
As you can eat the flowers, leaves and [peppers] (they have a mild
peppery taste) they are a great plant for hanging baskets if you love to
cook, make salads and to decorate food with flowers.
Making a hanging basket or planter with Nasturtium’s also makes for a
great gift idea.
Nasturtium flowers may be orange, yellow, scarlet, red, pink or almost
black like the recently released Nasturtium Black Velvet see photo.
Nasturtiums thrive in either part shade or full sun. These trailing
plants work very well in hanging baskets and hanging planter but may
need to be trimmed periodically when they get to leggy.
Nasturtiums are easily grown from seed.
Grow Nasturtium’s From Seed – Its Easy!
you're planning to grow Nasturtium’s this year from seed, there's a few
things you ought to know about starting your seeds.
Nasturtiums don't really like being transplanted, so either direct sow
them, or try starting them in peat or coir pellets.
Nasturtium seeds need darkness to germinate. This makes starting them
in pellets a little trickier because making sure they are completely
covered and in darkness isn't as easy with pellets as it is with regular
Nasturtium seeds germinate a lot better if they are soaked in water over
When selecting your seed avoid purchasing nasturtium from the Gleam
series; these are trailing and may grow up to five feet long.
For more on growing Nasturtium’s from seed click here
Nasturtiums - An Edible Hanging Basket!
Tropaeolum majus, is also known as Indian cress. These
great edible plants just thrive in hanging baskets and hanging planters.
All parts of nasturtiums are edible including the leaves, stems, roots,
and flowers - they have a mild peppery taste. You can even pickle the
nasturtium seedpods to create mock or poor man's, capers
Click here for more on this and the recipe too.
Nasturtiums are a great plant for hanging baskets if you love to cook,
make salads and to decorate food with flowers.
Making a hanging basket or planter with Nasturtium’s is a great way to
introduce children of all ages to growing plants and using the plant,
its flowers and foliage in food.
Culinary students are always reminded by their Chefs to never add things
to plates solely for cosmetic reasons. Ideally, everything on a plate
should add both flavor and visual appeal to the dish. Nasturtium petals
meet both goals; they’re incredibly beautiful (see photos) and have a
subtle, delicious flavor.
There taste can be described as a mild peppery taste similar to a mild
For more on using Nasturtiums in food click here
Nasturtium Park's Fragrant Giants
Tropaeolum majus Park's Fragrant Giants are fragrant Nasturtiums.
These “giant” Nasturtiums ramble over fences, climb up shrubs, and
sprawl over rocks in the sunny garden, wafting a wonderful aroma that
evokes the bygone days of Grandmother's cottage garden. Park's Fragrant
Giants is a unique mix of large-bloomed, colorful flowers on very
more information on fragrant Nasturtium click here
get cracking, order your seed and get ready to plant up a hanging basket
of nasturtiums today. Your friends and family will just love it!