Nasturtium the Edible Flower

June 6, 2011Katie

Would you eat a flower?

Really would you?

I consider myself a pretty major foodie, and the two items that I am going to try this year –

#1 Stuffed Squash blossoms

#2  Nasturtiums

Nasturiums are in the same plant family as watercress, which my friends, is fully edible.

I”m just going to confess to you that I haven’t eaten a flower…


Something in my head says “flowers are to be smelled, not chomped on”.

My head isn’t always the best thing to listen to.

If you’re looking for a flower to plant from seed, this is one that you can’t really fail at.

Unless you go to Europe and don’t water it for a month.

Plant these very large seeds in the spring….and by early June, you’ll have these.

My kids used to plant these when they were little.  I knew it was a 100% success rate of working.  Now I plant them around my herbs to add some flowers to my herb garden.

Try Nasturtiums! I love them!


  • Dina Leonhardt

    June 6, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I plant them and eat them!! I plant nasturtium, johny-jump-up violas, and calendula (for the petals) in the herb garden and put the flowers on our salads! If I plant borage in the herb garden, I use that beautiful blue flower, too.
    1. dishinanddishes

      June 7, 2011 at 7:24 am

      Dina - wow - I am googling "calendula" right now.

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