[Market-farming] RE:] Nasturtium blossoms...and elderberry

Pat Meadows pat at meadows.pair.com
Thu May 19 11:49:54 EDT 2005

On Thu, 19 May 2005 09:12:50 -0500, you wrote:

>Are all nasturtium leaves and blossoms okay to eat?

Yes, *if* they have not been sprayed with something that
might be harmful and *if* they are not growing next to a
highway (lead, etc.).  Flowers from florists are generally,
I believe, heavily sprayed and therefore inedible.  If you
buy the plants at a garden center, that might also be true.

For clarity:  I am referring to _Tropaeolum majus_ and
_Tropaeolum minus_.  I do not think any other plants are
called 'nasturtium' but I don't trust plant names any more:
there's so much variation in them.  

_T. majus_ are climbing or trailing nasturtiums, _T. minus_
are the smaller bushy types.

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