Nasturtium for everyone
Do you like the little one? Probably yes, because this is a common garden flower. The half-stalking stalks of nasturtium and its thyroid leaves, succulent flowers of exquisite form, large, bright. Dry fruit breaks into three parts. Most often, in the grandmother's flower beds, large nasturtium grows, less often small.
The birthplace of the plant is South America. This is a thermophilic flower, prefers nutritious soil. Seeds are sown in May to a depth of 4-5 cm. In the first 10-15 days, the soil is loosened, and if necessary, watered. At a sufficient temperature, the seeds germinate after 7-8 days. Shoots can die from spring frosts, and in warm weather they quickly develop.
Nasturtium has various decorative forms. High half-curls are grown near fences, wickers, on balconies, low-growing ones are planted in groups, and used for borders.
Nasturtium is often used as a spicy plant. Fresh leaves, buds, not ripened green seeds are added to salads, soups, meat and vegetable dishes. Kidneys and unripe fruits are put in marinades and replaced by imported capers. Traditional medicine has long used nasturtium to treat anemia, scurvy. A decoction of grass with honey rinsed the oral cavity. Useful nasturtium for bronchitis, flu, its fresh juice is used for hair loss.