Stunning and colorful addition to the garden!
If you've been looking for a flower that will thrive in poor soil, doesn't need to be fed or pampered and is almost pest-free, the familiar nasturtium may be it.
An added bonus is that nasturtiums have become the darlings of trendy chefs who value the peppery tang of its flowers, seeds and leaves, which are loaded with Vitamin C.
In most parts of the country, nasturtiums must be planted in the spring, but here in Southern California you can sow the seeds now (late summer or early fall) for color during the cooler days of autumn and winter.
You won't find nasturtiums growing as bedding plants at the nursery. Because the plants dislike being transplanted, you must sow the seeds where you want the plants to grow. Luckily, the knobby seeds are large enough for even a child to handle easily.