I should blog and tweet more often. It makes me write about stuff other than gardening. And all the pundits say it helps with marketing yourself. But that’s something that I can’t seem to get enthused about because I think it verges on the narcissistic. I’ll have to get an attitude adjustment come next spring though, that’s when “Through the Seasons with The Write Gardener” makes its debut. I’ll be traveling here and there selling it, and you’ll be buying! Won’t you?
I’ve made several blog posts about the nasturtium ‘Spitfire’ that I’m trialing for Renee’s Garden (along with other bloggers in the Nasturtium ‘Spitfire’ GROW project). I mentioned that it’s done best in soil that’s not been amended, at least that’s been the case here. The flowers and leaves are edible, with a strong peppery flavor, but we’ve neglected to use them in salads for some unknown reason. (A lot of things are neglected for unknown reasons, sadly.)
At first I didn’t think I’d be recommending ‘Spitfire,’ but it’s done well enough in untreated dirt to be used again in such areas. I haven’t checked the other growers to see if they’ve had better luck with it climbing, Renee’s has it labeled as a climbing variety. I had it in a pot and wanted to see how it would look spilling over and down, but it didn’t much care to be grown like that. I guess my final rating out of ten would be a five, six tops. I don’t think I’ll be growing this variety in the future, but y’all might want to try it. You’ll find the link to Renee’s Garden at the bottom of this post.
And just for fun…