Posts Tagged "nasturtium"


Posted on Dec 7, 2012 in Plant This | 2 comments

Peppery flavor, pretty flower, a good garnish if you’ve got room in the glass.  It’s ridiculously easy to grow from seed, and you get more interesting varieties that way.  Just give them good rich potting soil, moderate water, and cut them back if they get too leggy.   This is an annual; the first frost will kill them off and you can start a new batch the following spring. If you’re short on space, look for mounding as opposed to climbing/trailing cultivars. Territorial offers lots of options; I like the dramatic ‘Night and...

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Drink Your Flowers

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 in Botany, Featured, Recipes | 3 comments

Not every flower belongs in a cocktail glass. But these do.  They’re easy to grow and totally worthwhile. Check it out: Borage. People say that borage leaves taste like cucumber, but if that’s the flavor you’re after, why not just eat a cucumber? Use the leaves if you want—some people pick small, young leaves for salads or cook them with other greens—but it’s the flowers I’m interested in.  The dazzling bright blue color isn’t found in many flowers, particularly edibles, and the fact that they hold their color when frozen means that you can do a very elegant little ice...

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