Indian cress / Condurul doamnei

By: Miki

Jul 24 2012

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Category: Flowers, Garden

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Another seed project of mine was last year when I thought I should try out the Indian cress (nasturtium).

And I didn’t regret it, the plants grow fast, bloom the whole summer and give a lot of colour to the garden.

Because the plants became big, I thought it would be nice if they went up on one of the garden’s walls, so I used strings to tie and guide them.

This spring I bought seeds again, but somehow had a hunch that the plants from last year will come back, and so I didn’t use the new seeds, and I was right! Last year’s seeds stayed on or in the ground and plants are growing again and have flowers…

According to the internet this is normal, the nasturtium is an easy plant, which doesn’t require much attention, just a sunny place. And it’s edible also! The big leaves as well as the flowers, I haven’t tried them yet, but I sure will.

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Un alt proiect pornind de la seminte a fost cel de anul trecut cand m-am gandit sa testez condurul doamnei.

Si nu mi-a parut rau, plantele cresc repede, infloresc toata vara si dau multa culoare gradinii.

Pentru ca plantele care au crescut erau mari, mi s-a parut o idee buna sa se catere pe unul dintre zidurile gradinii, asa ca am intins sfori si le-am ghidat.

Primavara asta am cumparat iar seminte, dar apoi am avut o banuiala ca plantele de anul trecut vor reveni, asa ca nu am folosit semintele noi si am avut dreptate! Semintele de anul trecut au ramas pe sau in pamant si acum cresc noi plante care au inflorit deja…

Pe internet citesc ca este normal, condurul doamnei este o planta usoara, care nu necesita multa atentie, doar un loc insorit. Si este chiar si comestibila! Atat frunzele mari, cat si florile, nu le-am gustat inca, dar am de gand sa o fac.

4 comments on “Indian cress / Condurul doamnei”

  1. It is such a treat to visit your lovely garden!

    The flowers are very pretty and tasty in salads🙂

    You have a green thumb!
    oxo

  2. as vrea sa stiu daca e aceeasi planta ca Nasturtium ; Tropaeolum majus nanum , pt. ca in poza arata cam la fel , eu am patru sau cinci culori.In lumea germanica i se zice Kapuzinerkresse…

    • Da, e aceeasi planta. Eu nu am semanat decat odata si in fiecare an apar plante din semintele cazute in anul anterior. Pana acum cred ca am avut vreo 4 culori diferite.


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