Garden Snippet: Nasturtium

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This is an Empress of India variety of Nasturtium. Those of you familiar with vegetable gardening are probably no stranger to this plant, it is commonly used as a companion plant for tomatoes. All parts of the plant are edible, I have heard (but not yet tried) that stuffing the blooms with ricotta cheese and frying them (as you would a squash blossom) are delicious. Gabe and I plan to try it this summer. I bought seeds today to put them into our beds. They are a bright alternative to marigolds, and come in both trailing/climbing varieties as well as mounding.

What plant you would like to see next time?

 

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