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Nasturtiums produce interesting broad and round leaves that carpet the ground, with bright orange, yellow, and red flowers growing through the leaf cover. There are also trailing varieties good for growing in pots. Both the leaves and flowers of nasturtiums are edible and are used fresh in salads.

Nasturtiums are very easy to grow and relatively hardy. The seeds can be sown outdoors in their desired growing position from March, or started earlier indoors. There are varieties of nasturtiums great for borders, beds, and baskets, adding colour all round a garden or patio.


Class: Annual
Size: Regular
Hybrid: No
Planting: February-May
Harvesting: June-October

Planning what to grow? See the allotment planner and record keeper.