November Plant

November 24th, 2010

Nasturtium

You just can’t go past the humble nasturtium if you want a bang for your buck.  This little number will cover ugly tree stumps, climb up [and cover] banks or spill out in a very pretty almost dainty way over the edge of tubs or pots.  It can be used as a pretty ground cover for garden beds and gives those tough weeds a bit of a run for their money.  Because this pretty little piece is almost as tough as they are!   They thrive on neglect, in fact if you overwater them or feed them too much fertiliser they will bolt.

the nasturtiums are the orange ones!

Flowers come in shades of red, yellow, pink, cream and of course orange!  Even if you have never planted a seed in your entire life these are the seeds to begin with.  You just cannot go wrong.  In fact if you have any little children about, planting nasturtium seeds would be a fun introduction to gardening and the joy of planting a tiny seed.  These seeds always come up and show their pretty little flat circular leaves. 

As a bonus, the flowers and the leaves are edible and look just super in salads with the leaves giving a bit of zing!  A very trendy addition to any salad!

Happy gardening!

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