Edible Flower Seeds - Nasturtium Alaska Mix - 30 Seed PackMyAquaponics
Nasturtium Alaska Mix produces bright coloured edible flowers throughout most of the summer until the first severe frost. Nasturtiums are tolerant and easy to grow in well drained soil. The variegated foliage and bright orange, yellow and deep red flowers are an attractive addition to your garden and plate. Heirloom untreated seeds
- Growing Difficulty: Easy
- Soil: Well drained balanced soil that retains sufficient moisture.
- Sowing: Spring / Autumn
- Germination: 7 – 14 days
- Days to flowering: 60 – 70 days
- Position: Sun / Partial Shade
- Spacing: 25 x 25 cm
- Sow Depth: 10 mm
- Height: 25 – 30 cm
Firstly, Nasturtium flowers have a slight peppery taste. Often used in salads and stir fries. The leaves have a unique almost round shield like appearance and also used in various various salad dishes . Nasturtium is often grown as a microgreen to harvest the leaves.
Secondly, Nasturtium has a medicinal history and was often used as a mild anti-sceptic and anti-fungal remedy. Furthermore nasturtium flowers contain 120 mg of Vitamin C per 100g. Not bad compared to Oranges that contain 59 mg of Vitamin C per 100g
Nasturtium derived from the Latin word nasus tortus which means “twisted nose” or “nose twister” because of the effect on ones nasal passages when eating the plant.
Nasturtiums are native to the Andes Mountains of South America. It is said to have been imported buy Spanish botanist Nicolas Monardes and the wider cultivation through Europe.