Indian Cress

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The hot, dry weather means that a lot of the plants we grow for their leaves aren't very productive at the moment. But one front garden vegetable that I find keeps going well through the heat is nasturtium (which used to be called Indian Cress). The young, smaller leaves (and the flowers) are best if you're eating them raw, but the darker, full-grown leaves are good as greens in, for instance, Indian recipes. If you give a nasturtium plant a thorough watering before bed or at breakfast time, the leaves should be in a good condition when you pick them for your evening meal. If you're growing them in pots, sink a smaller pot into the compost, fill it with stones or pebbles or gravel, and water into that. The stones will slow the water, so that it doesn't run straight out again.

Apart from watering the garden, I've been writing limericks and clerihews for people taking advantage of my £30 offer of the hardback + the ebook + an immediate bonus of a rhyme on a postcard. If you know anyone who might fancy that - especially if they have an easy-to-rhyme surname, preferably Rollocks - please tell them about it!

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