For centuries, gardeners have grown nasturtiums. The Incas ate them in salads. King Louis XIV displayed them in his palace gardens. Monet grew them at Giverny. Thomas Jefferson sowed seeds of nasturtiums in the vegetable gardens at Monticello. Nasturtiums are easy to grow from seeds. Plant them ½ inch deep and 10 to 12 inches… Continue reading Growing Nasturtiums
You don’t need a large expanse of garden space to grow cucumbers. They are ideal candidates for growing in pots. First, choose a large container – the larger the better. The more soil, the more consistent the moisture will be for shallow-rooted and thirsty cucumber plants. Provide a trellis for vines to climb. It can… Continue reading Growing Cucumbers in Containers
Every year, I like to try new things in the garden: plants never grown before, innovative methods of gardening, fresh plant combinations, and more. This year, I plan to grow and use a large variety of edible flowers. Since I plan to grow them alongside vegetables in containers on my sun-drenched deck, I will look… Continue reading Plant edible flowers.