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Thursday, July 1, 2010


Happy Canada Day!

At our recent gathering to plant the Shalom Teaching Garden there was an informal discussion about what to do with the extra spaces left in our garden.

One great suggestion was to plant Nasturiums. There is still time to plant from seed and enjoy this cheery flower with amazing benefits.

Did you know that Nasturiums:

  • are edible with the flowers mildly nutty and the leaves rather peppery?
  • discourage aphids from eating neighbouring plants?
  • have a natural antibiotic property?
  • have seeds and flower buds that can be pickled and are like capers?
Feel free to pick up a pack of Nasturium seeds and plant them around the Shalom Teaching Garden. Consider it a 'random act of beauty' in honour of Canada Day!

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