How to Grow an Edible Flower Container Garden
Learn how nasturtiums edible flowers can make not only a beautiful addition to your home garden, but a tasty addition to a salad or mixed vegetable platter.
- Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK BooksDorling Kindersley
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Are nasturtiums a flower or a vegetable? They’re both! Their brightly colored flowers and shield-shaped leaves can all be eaten. So grow them in a hanging basket and surprise your friends by casually picking a leaf or two (rinse them under the faucet) and popping them in your mouth. However, remember to ask an adult before eating things from the garden! This project takes eight weeks to complete.
- a bag with hanging straps
- scissors (adult supervision required)
- potting soil
- slow-release fertilizer
- watering can
- nasturtium seeds
- a plastic garbage bag
- potting soil
- airtight container
1. Prep the Bag
Prepare the bag by lining it with a garbage bag. Next, use scissors to snip holes in the base for water drainage. Snip through both the bag and the lining.
2. Add Potting Soil
Mix some potting soil with a slow-release fertilizer. Use the mixture to fill the basket almost to the brim, ready to sow the seed. Water the soil and let it drain through.
3. Plant the Seeds
Make numerous 1/2-inch-deep holes around the basket and in the center. Be sure they are 4 inches (10 cm) apart. Place a seed into each hole and cover with soil.
Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books
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