are those spicy (and delicious!) plants that will grow in any fair amount of sun and practically any soil condition in a backyard, pot container or hanging basket.
The proper way to pronounce them is "ne-STUR-shums", - but no matter how you say it - they are the flower most gardeners choose for areas in which most other plants don't stand a
Rugged, pretty, and very high in vitamin C, you can have your nasturtiums and eat them, too. The peppery flavor of its leaves & flowers are widely used in salads, soups and sauces.
Nasturtium's spicy character is also reported to ward off some garden pests such as cucumber beetles, although aphids may become a problem for nasturtiums at the height of the season.
They only thing they will not tolerate is soggy soil - so water sparingly - and look forward to blooming success with nasturtiums all summer long...
On the Web - How to grow nasturtiums :
Nasturtium - Tropaeolum majus - Find out why easy care make them just right for kids' gardening with tips & advice on growing areas, sunlight, water & soil conditions, flowering season, plus nutritional information when used in salads or as a garnish.
- Here's more information on the flower's culinary uses in salads, sandwiches, cheese spreads & vinegars, with a recipe for nasturtium mayonnaise.