This is the Nasturtium I’m growing this year. I don’t remember the name of the variety, I just picked out a packet at the store that looked pretty. They mound rather than vine.
They are so easy to grow. Just plant the seeds in the garden, keep the soil moist and watch them grow.
I wanted them in the garden this year because they are edible.
I grew them years ago and remembered their spicy, slightly sweet wasabi-like flavor. Not as spicy as wasabi, much more mild. The leaves are also spicy.
I recently learned the flowers are good for hair growth so I harvested a bunch of flowers to dry in a basket in the house.
When they are dry, I’ll cover them in olive or grapeseed oil and infuse for at least 30 days, then I can use this oil in my hair and on my scalp to see if it will help my hair grow.
Next year I’ll grow this and other varieties. I’ve even heard you can make hot sauce with them.
What has your experience been growing Nasturtiums? Do you have other uses for them? I’d love to hear from you.
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