Grow Bag of Nasturtium Mix & seeds | Fresh edible flowers
For hanging on a fence, balcony or wall
Each bag includes a sachet of open pollinated Heirloom seeds and a bag of high quality substrate mix
Size | 24 x 12 x 6 cm
Weight | 292g
Full instructions for 5 easy steps to growing and info on what your plants will need to grow happily
Hand in Hand fair trade & organic certified
Makes a lovely gift for your friends who appreciate the green things in life.
Nasturtium plants were not valued as food until they were taken to the orient where the petals and buds were eaten and used to make tea.
Nasturtium flowers and buds have a slight spicy flavor with a mustard-like aroma.
They can be added to salads, but are best added after the vinaigrette so as to preserve their shape. The buds or seeds can be pickled and used as an alternative to capers.
The leaves and petals of nasturtium are extremely nutritious as they contain vitamin C and iron. The leaves also have antibiotic properties which are at their most effective just before the plant flowers.
The group of phenols in the pigments of orange and red flowers helps naturalize the damaging effects of free radicals, thereby helping to protect us from chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Nasturtiums are another flower source of vitamin C, and contain 10 times more vitamin C than lettuce, Nasturtiums also supply small amounts of vitamin D.