Have you ever tried this? Everyone recommends eating the blossoms of nasturtiums. And they’re good–I won’t try to talk you out of that.
But these are the seeds. Normally I don’t let my annuals go to seed. Remember, when an annual sets seed, it thinks its done for the summer, so its blossoming slows way down.
But 2 things are different about nasturtiums. First, they are a vining annual so they want to keep growing in length.
Next if you recall my post a few weeks back about flowers in the vegetable garden (which is where these are ) I mentioned that nasturtiums were aphid magnets & that they drew aphids even in mid summer when aphids were scarce.
And sure enough as I was cleaning this bowl of seeds, what did I find but a few aphid nymphs (the tiny black specks in the photo ). Wonder how many I consumed when I was eating the seeds in the garden? Oh well. A little extra dirt & protein never hurt anyone.