The Greenhouse,

is about growing matters, focusing on my greenhouse and potager. I grow mainly vegetables, herbs and spices but flowers have their given place too. From seed to table, this is the nursery for my living food, we cook a lot of delicious food and I say a potager is the cook’s best friend. The greenhouse makes it possible to grow essential, colourful, warmth loving fruit and vegetables even in this climate such as tomatoes and chillies. My main blog is Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden. View my profile


Nasturtium - Indian Cress

This post 'Nasturtium - Indian Cress' was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog

Tropaeolum majus

Edible flowers,

 edible leaves...

  even the fresh seeds are edible!

 This is a perfect little flower for the 'Jardin Potager'. It is a great companion plant, goes well together with beans, broccoli, cabbage, chinese cabbage, collard and fruit trees. It attracts predatory insect wherefore it is a great trap crop. With three big pros the Nasturtiums are a must in my kitchen garden.

1. Edible

2. Pretty colourful flowers

3. Traps the bad guys

The photos for this collage are from the internet, Wikipedia Grand Capucine, Frö and Doradi's garden pages

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kathrin said...

wow I love them, most the third one...big hugh Kathrin

DirtDigger (Tessa) said...

Don't forget easy to start! They often just do the work for me unless I'm adding a new variety to a new location- simple, useful, beautiful- what a great combo. One of my favorite varieties is 'Day & Night'. Happy almost spring to you.

Anonymous said...

Love nasturtiums, they are a great coastal plant here in Oregon. You can just let them self-sow for next year and in our damp summer soils they don't even need watering, except in containers. I used to sell the flowers to restaurants for edible garnish, just give the spur a gentle squeeze to make sure the earwigs crawl out before eating!