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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Nasturtiums Galore!

A while ago I wrote a post for Make and Takes about nasturtiums. We planted nasturtium seeds again this year, this time in deeper planters, and they have practically exploded on our back patio!

That random plant there in the middle? It just popped out of nowhere. I don’t have the heart to pull it, it’s doing so well…so random plant it is.

My original post pretty much already says it all, but nasturtiums are FUN to plant with your kids and very easy to take care of. Definitely a great summer activity. Both times we’ve grown them from seeds with no problem and they are super hearty and flexible when it comes to sun exposure. Plus, you can eat the flowers and the leaves. I personally don’t love the taste, but the novelty can’t be beat!

That’s all for today. Just wanted to share something that’s been fun for my girls that’s also super easy.


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    I love nasturtiums! Hummingbirds supposedly love the red ones. The first year I grew them from seed, and they did very well. The last two years, not so much. It must be due to our very MILD last two summers. I guess nasturtiums like it hot!

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    Gorgeous! We’ll have to try them next year! And we have plenty of heat for them.

  3. I have been reading your food blog and have really enjoyed it. As a fellow foodie, I have a blog about my quest for the ultimate hamburger, I wanted to share this link and project that I have been following as I think they have an very interesting idea for a short film that will appeal to foodies.

    A team of documentary short film makers is making a film about the regional foods which are disappearing from our grocery store shelves. Once, the grocery store reflected the foods and culinary heritage of each region of our country. There was a time that Coors beer was not sold east of the Mississippi River, and Moon Pies only existed in the South. Small regional food companies are being bumped from the store shelves, and we are losing these food traditions.

    These are those foods that maybe your grandparents had in their pantry and you refused to eat. Things (and these are real) like mudfish in a jar, sauerkraut juice, and canned snake. They are looking for input on regional foods in your area, like those strange food items on the top shelf that you have no idea how they are used or what to cook with them.

    The film will include calling the makers of these unique foods and learning the history and reason behind why mudfish is available in a jar. Then they will have a big food tasting offering volunteers the chance to taste these items and give their feedback.
    I hope you can suggest possible regional foods or ask your readers. You can learn more about the project on their website

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    Nikki CB

    These flowers are beautiful! I love edible flowers, like you, not so much for the taste, but the look and novelty of it. My wedding cake had edible flowers on it, and I loved it.

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    I tried my hand at a little edible landscaping in a small bed in front of the house, and I’ve been thinking I need to add some flowers to the mix of herbs and red cabbage plants. Nasturtiums sound like just the trick…now to find some seedlings…

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