Nasturtiums

source: Botanical Interest



Nasturtiums are delicious as well as beautiful! The peppery leaves add spice to a sandwich and bring a surprising complement to the sweetness of a colorful fruit salad. Nasturtiums are fairly drought tolerant once established and deter both rabbits and deer. Tender perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer; otherwise grown as an annual. Our Nasturtium seeds are small-hand friendly and easy to sow, so let the kids help this spring.



Every salad should have edible nasturtium flowers. Fiesta Blend is a spicy feast of color with flowers in orange, yellow, and orange/peach bi-colors that brighten up hanging baskets and large containers. This beautiful plant is especially exquisite gracing a stone garden wall. The blossom petals are a festive addition to salads and pastas. Plant some in your vegetable patch to attract pollinators. Withstands coastal salty air.



When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for winter bloom. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 55°–65°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots sensitive to transplant disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days

Seed Depth: ½"–1"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8" – 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8" – 12"


We started out seeds on Oct 1st using Foxfarms Ocean Forest.


update October 20th & 23rd



Alaska Variegated Nasturtium 11/3/2020

winter blooms


Nasturtiums are colorful plants that brighten the environment with very little human attention. In fact, these cheery annuals thrive with an absolute minimum of care and often seem to prefer neglect. While the familiar plants are appreciated for their beauty and easy growth habits, many gardeners plant nasturtiums as pest control.


Planting nasturtiums as a trap crop: Some insects, including the dreaded aphids, love nasturtiums and they prefer them over cabbage and other tender vegetables. The trick to using trap crops is to plant the sacrificial nasturtiums safely away from your garden. You can also use nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your prize roses and other aphid-prone plants. It appears that aphids are especially attracted to yellow nasturtiums.

source: Gardening Know How



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Highly recommend

Apr 3, 2019

I sowed these seeds late summer/early fall in my kohlrabi and romanesco bed as a companion plant. Very pretty, and there were little-to-none of the pests that usually plague brassicas.

Deborah


Gorgeous colors

Sep 18, 2020

I love the light pink and salmon colored flowers of these. The nasturtium leaves add such beautiful texture to container gardening. The flowers smell so good, like roses!

Elly



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