Might look like the Dutch fan block at the World Cup in South Africa, but on closer inspection, it turns out to be a mass planting of Tropaeolum or Nasturtium (literally “nose-twister” or “nose-tweaker”) at Stein’s nursery in Gonsenheim.
And actually (Leif), virtually everything of the plants is edible.
The leaves and blossoms go well in a salad, giving it a peppery taste similar to watercress. And if you snip off the base of the flower, you can suck out the sweetest nectar.
Unripe seeds? Pickle them like caperberries.
Mother – having grown up in the UK – plants nasturtiums along the front fence at our place in New Zealand.
3 minutes later, you can’t see the fence and they’re halfway across the road.
Joan Evans comes along and says “For goodness sake, Peg, why are you planting WEEDS?”