They're awesome. I haven't grown any in a few years, though. The flowers are usually orange, yellow, red, or a mix of those. They don't tend to do the mass take over here that some other plants do... then again, I eat all the flowers, so it doesn't get the chance. The leaves look like lily pads, but it's not a water plant. They're a little peppery, but they won't burn your mouth and they are fantastic in salads.
I did not know that. I really like the flowers with a chunk of lemon in them. Yum.
We thought the pansies were very bland... Like eating grass. Not exciting.
Nasturtiums like cool temps.. So in your area, might just grow in winter.
You can eat the flowers and the leaves... They are peppery, maybe like radish sprouts or something. We like to dice the leaves and put in omlets. The flowers are milder than the leaves, and great in salad.
I've grown them in spring and summer and they do really well here, given half a chance. I used to plant them every year. Never tried them during winter, though. I might have to try this year.
Oops I was misinformed..... Capers are the bud of capparis spinosa..... Dang I useuallay verify my little bits of trivia before spewing....
Oooh and I can grow em here..... Takes an arid or semi arid climate...
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