Nasturtium Jewel mix

Tropaeolum majus

Nasturtium Jewel mix 20 Seeds edible flower garden dwarf plant salad vegetable.

  • Annual 30cm
  • Dwarf non trailing bush
  • Bright upward facing flowers
Annual growing to 30cm. Compact non trailing bush with upward facing flowers that occur well above the foliage. Bright colours. Good for beds, borders, rockeries, containers and hanging baskets. High in vitamin C. Use flowers and leaves in salad. Known as Indian Cress. Originally from Peru. Antiseptic. Repels borers and aphids. Companion to cucurbits, brassicas, beans, tomatoes, and potatoes, grown as groundcover. Sunny position, sow spring to autumn.
 

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

Nasturtium Jewel mix 20 Seeds edible flower garden dwarf plant salad vegetable.

  • Annual 30cm
  • Dwarf non trailing bush
  • Bright upward facing flowers

Annual growing to 30cm. Compact non trailing bush with upward facing flowers that occur well above the foliage. Bright colours. Good for beds, borders, rockeries, containers and hanging baskets. High in vitamin C. Use flowers and leaves in salad. Known as Indian Cress. Originally from Peru. Antiseptic. Repels borers and aphids. Companion to cucurbits, brassicas, beans, tomatoes, and potatoes, grown as groundcover. Sunny position, sow spring to autumn.

Nasturtiums must have sun for at least half the day in order to grow well and do best in sites sheltered from winds. A free-draining soil is essential, and nasturtiums flower best in poor soils (that are low in fertility) as a fertile soil results in lots of leafy growth at the expense of flowers. Hence there’s no need to add fertilizer before sowing. Nasturtiums do well in gravelly or stony ground or growing on banks. In containers, mix two-thirds peat-free multi-purpose compost with one third fine gravel or grit, to reduce fertility and ensure good drainage.

For best results, sow nasturtium directly where they are to flower, as they’re fast-growing and there’s no need to bother about transplanting. Sow the seed 1.5 cm deep into moist soil to speed germination, so water before planting if conditions are dry. The first seeds can be sown in mid-spring and you can carry on sowing until mid-summer to ensure flowers right up to the first frosts. Thin the seedlings to 30 cm apart. However, sowing in pots also works – simply sow one seed per pot and transplant outside when all risk of frost has passed.

How to care for nasturtiums

Nasturtiums are easy-care and need little maintenance. Plants growing in containers should be watered to keep the compost evenly moist, but not fed. Removing the dead flower heads of nasturtiums will encourage more blooms to be produced for a longer period.
How to propagate nasturtiums
Nasturtium seeds can be collected when ripe and saved to sow next year. In mild areas, nasturtiums are also likely to self-sow, so you may get seedlings springing up in future years. These can be easily pulled up if not wanted.
How to harvest and use nasturtiums
Nasturtium leaves, flowers and seeds are all edible. The flowers make a brightly coloured garnish to salads and other uncooked dishes. Nasturtium leaves have a peppery taste and should be picked when young to incorporate in salads. Nasturtium seeds can be used as a substitute for capers and should be picked when mature but still green, for pickling in vinegar.

Planting Guide

Method: Raise seedlings or sow direct
Planting Depth: 15mm
Germination: 7-14 days at 16-20°C
Life Cycle: Frost tender Annual
Plant Height: 30cm
Row Spacing: 30cm
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Position: Full sun / partial shade
Days to maturity/flowering: 70-80 days
Other: Do not over-water. Protect from slugs, snails and caterpillars. Similar Products
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