A friend called round this afternoon and noticing that we had masses of nasturtiums growing as ground cover in our dahlia trial beds asked if she could collect some of the seeds. I assumed she intended to plant the nasturtium seeds but it turned out that she wanted to eat it. I tried one and was amazed by the hot peppery taste. I think I knew, vaguely, that the leaves and flowers were edible, but I had no idea that you could eat the seeds as well. They pack a punch and in ten minutes we had gathered a large bowl-ful. Actually, this harvest has served a dual purpose because the only reason we had so many nasturtiums this year is because they self-seeded so promiscuously. We shouldn’t have that problem next year, and what’s more we’ve harvested a tasty snack.