Rebecca Dane wrote:
Eat the flowers, they are the best part. I even grew some strange black variety (which was really a dark red) in Colorado a couple years ago.
What other varieties are out there?
We grow mixed colors here, some of the ordinary yellow, orange, red kinds mostly. My favorites are 2-tone deep red with yellow, or white with streaks of orange - that kind of thing. The flowers are definitely the best part.
Most leaves taste like leaves... that's why fast food is so popular.
Any suggestions for cutting them back or anything?
Last summer they were flowering. I saved a bunch of seed, but these all came up on their own. They must like disturbed soil, because I dug up the yard, didn't like the way it looked, and leveled it again.
I know they're in the brassica family and there are many species and varieties available.
No, Nasturtium is in the Tropaeolaceae family. Tropaeolaceae and the Brassica family are in the Brassicales order. Not every dog is a dachshund but every dachshund is a dog. That's how my biology teacher tried to hammer biological taxonomy in my useless mind, haha.