The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Tropaeolum minus. Annual. Tiny Plants and Incredible Edibles! A favorite edible flower in a soft, salmon color. Compact plants reach just 8 inches tall. The variegated leaves are also edible and make a spicy green in salads. The romantic blush-toned petals are perfect for fine edible flower designs.
Easy to Grow
Full sun or partial shade
night temp above 50°F, ideal 60-80°F
Days to Maturity
Additional instructions: Water nasturtiums when you water the rest of your garden. There’s no need to water individually unless the leaves start to droop. Don’t allow the ground to dry out like a rock, but nasturtiums don’t like wet feet, either. The best companion plants for growing nasturtiums are: cabbage, kale, cauliflower, cucumber, gourd, beans, tomato, radish, broccoli, and apples.
Harvesting instructions: Nasturtium leaves, flower, and seeds are edible, providing a zesty, peppery flavor to dishes that is impossible to replicate. Leaves and flowers are tasty additions to salads and sandwiches. Pick the leaves when they are tender and small. If they get too big, they become tough. Pick the flowers to add the peppery hit and a bit of color to your salads. Pick the seeds soon after the blossoms fall to make a “Poor Mans Capers."