The first Nasturtiums are coming into flower alongside Sage. Both flowers and leaves of nasturtiums can be used in salads and have a peppery flavour. They are also known as 'Poor Man's Capers' as buds can be picked and pickled in vinegar. They are easy to grow and will climb up wigwams creating srtiking colour in the garden. Once introduced, they tend to self-set year on year and are good companion plants for attracting pests such as blackfly away from broad beans.