Sprouting Nasturtium 'Blue Pepe'
In this mix
|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Edible Crop
- Kitchen Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- 30cm (12in)
- Common name
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 75cm (30in) - Trailing
- Direct sow May-July about 2cm deep and 20cm apart. Sow two seeds together in each position. If both seeds germinate, remove the weaker plant, which can be transplanted elsewhere in the garden. Water well until plants are established.
We’ve long grown and savoured nasturtium flowers for decorating salads and soups, but in 2019 we trialled mini nasturtium leaves for harvesting too. They have the same delicious peppery flavour and provide another lovely looking and tasty leaf for our mixed salad bowls. For successional sowing and harvesting all year.
Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.
Nasturtiums have a strong flavour and all parts of the plant are edible. You can use the young leaves and flowers in salads, and, as the plants go over, the seed heads can be used wherever you might use capers, too.
Once established, nasturtiums need very little attention. If you feed them you will gain leaf at the expense of flowers, and too much watering will give the same result.