Imagine a light refreshing dessert garnished with edible fresh flowers... Some of them are used to make aromatic jams, for example, tea rose petals, while others, including nasturtium flowers, can be eaten fresh or made from them delicate salads or soups of extraordinary taste.
Large nasturtium possesses medicinal properties, it is often used for anemia, high blood pressure and for the prevention of scurvy. And its sweet-spicy flowers are widely used for culinary purposes. You can eat not only flowers, but also the rest of the plant, except for the roots. This unique spice is also rich in nutrients: it contains a huge amount ascorbic acid, phytoncides, carotene and antimicrobial substances.
Large nasturtium is grown from seed or seedling method... If you want to get nasturtium seedlings on your own, then you can start sowing seeds already in mid-March, in open ground, the same seeds can be sown closer by the end of May... It is important to wait for the time when frosts are not terrible, since nasturtium is a very thermophilic culture and even insignificant cold snaps can destroy the plant.
When fertilizing nasturtium up to twice in its entire life cycle, fresh manure, nitrogen and excess lime should be avoided. For this plant it is best to use mineral complex fertilizers.
Nasturtiums look great not only in gardens, but also on balconies and outdoor verandas.