This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Nasturtiums - when nothing else will grow!

Easy to grow, Nasturtiums will happily spread in poor, dry soil. I grew about a dozen from seed to fill gaps in my planting beds. I really like this brand of seed; they grow quickly and aren't fussy. Variety: Nasturium Dayglow Mixed, Carters Tested Seeds, 35 seeds, 79 pence.

Edible: These flowers are edible & ideal for use in salads!


  1. I have never eater a nasturtium, have you? I think one on top of a salad would be so pretty. Mother used to have nasturtiums in Kentucky and I always loved them!

  2. They are peppery in flavour. I have to admit I usually forget to add flower petals to summer salads but I'm going to start remembering (before our irish summer ends)!