Nasturtiums

15 Sep

The nasturtiums that I had inter-planted with the tomatoes in an effort to keep pests at bay have completely covered the scars of pulling up those sad tomatoes.

And I couldn’t be happier about it.  They’re so cheery and colorful, and I love the way their waxy leaves trap drops of water which then roll around when the wind blows.  And the smell! Oh the smell! I never noticed what a beautiful perfume nasturtiums had.

And they taste good too, the buds, lightly pickled are like spicy capers, and the leaves add such wonderful flavor to salads.  True, they’ll never replace tomatoes in my book, but I think I’d like to always have a giant bed of nasturtiums in my life.

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