Scientific Name(s): Tropaeolum majus
What: flowers and leaves
Where: yards, flower beds
When: spring, summer
Nutritional Value: Vit. C
Nasturtium flowers have a strong peppery-radish taste which really spices up a salad. They can also be added to assorted pickled foods for extra flavor. Blend some of the flowers into mayonnaise for spicy sandwich spread.
They also make good companion plants for cabbage-family plants as they drive away harmful insects that want to munch on your plants. They will also help protect tomatoes, cucumbers and fruit trees.