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The nights are getting cooler. The daytime light is shifting. I’m not sure how much longer the nasturtium will last. There were leaves in abundance and few flowers which makes me think the soil I used was too rich. We’ll see what the next growing seasons holds meanwhile …

Nasturtium Salad

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basil and nasturtium leaf pesto

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My attempt at growing pots and pots and pots of different nasturtium have not been greatly successful. Nice blooms on occasion but small leaves and stems on the spindly side. Though my gardening has moved outside, I still tend to do what I did indoors which was to use the same soils, same watering times, etc for every plant. I need to learn more about soils and drainage and all sorts of stuff. Even so … what has grown and bloomed has been wonderfully soul-satisfying.

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Nasturtium and borage blooms on the garden salad. Mostly for show. Like painting the green salad with dabs of bright paint.

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My only bloom this winter but that’s okay. Spring is coming! 🙂

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I discovered a second nasturtium bloom! Just one and inspiration enough for this small spring salad of pea sprouts, red onions and tomatoes dressed with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. 😉

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I’d grown them from a few seeds earlier in the winter. When the seedlings grew thick I separated them into two pots and stationed them at two different windows.  Many small leaves with long stems as the plants reached for the sun. I’ve not been the best caretaker and so I mostly watched the green leaves turn beautiful shades of gold as they dried on the vine.  But then just as I was contemplating emptying the pots in preparation for some new spring thing, I noticed a bud. Just one. It finally opened today. And again, like last year, I was taught patience. 😉

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