Saturday, August 25, 2012

Les capucines

Nasturtiums. We have a lot of these in the vegetable garden. I planted some one year and they continue to re-seed themselves in one of the four square plots. This year I transplanted a few of the seedlings to the bed around the fake well and they've done ok.

I don't even remember what year it was that I planted these in the garden. Maybe 5 years ago?

But just ok. The heat wave has taken a toll on them. Still, I'm hopeful that they will produce seeds that I can gather for planting in some new places next spring.

They add nice spots of intense color to the back yard.

7 comments:

  1. Also very nice on salads. Edible flowers, edible leaves [slightly peppery], edible seeds [very peppery]. Seeds can also be used to make a "tartare" sauce or mayo.

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  2. Your photo is so pretty. Nasturtiums grow fast, so they are a good seed to pop into your garden around early bulbs once they start to die back. They'll grow up and hide the dying leaves, and in a short while you'll have pretty round green leaves and bright flowers to look at, instead of limp tresses.

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  3. for a moment, I thought you were going to speak of the actress capucine. then I saw the gorgeous flowers.

    you take some interesting closeup pix!

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  4. The "fake" well, huh. You know, in the United States that would be elegantly called the "faux" well.

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  5. WE're starting to get the fringes of Isaac (not a hurricane....yet).

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  6. pollygarter, funny, but we've never really eaten them. Don't know why.

    carolyn, good idea!

    anne marie, I've never heard of her!

    mitch, oh, the vrai faux puits as I call it (real fake well) has made many appearances in this blog. :)

    starman, hope it's not too bad for you.

    michael, no, and I don't know why. We should.

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