Nasturtium Seeds - Vining Mix
(Tropaeolum majus) Annual. 55-65 days to maturity.
Nasturtiums add wonderful flare and peppery flavour to your garden and kitchen. Commonly used for garnish, this lovely little flower can offer so much more!
In our Vining Nasturtium Mix you’ll find bright yellow, deep red and more oranges than are typically considered! This nasturtium is vining in nature and flowers continually all Summer. Great for hanging baskets!
Growth Habit: Vining; tendrils can grow 8-10 feet. Continuous 1-1 ½” blooms
Sun Requirements: Full sun, part shade
Soil Preference: Well drained, average soil. Too much nitrogen encourages leaves, not flowers. Keep moist during dry weather.
When to Plant: Direct seed two weeks before last frost OR start indoors 4-5 weeks before last frost date.
How to Plant:
Direct sow: Sow seeds ½-1“ deep. Cover well with soil as Nasturtium seed needs darkness to germinate. They will germinate in 7-10 days. Thin young plants to 8-12” apart.
Transplant: Sow seeds indoors in individual pots or divided trays. Plant two seeds ½-1” deep. Cover well with soil as Nasturtium seed needs darkness to germinate. They will germinate in 6-14 days. Thin to one plant per pot or cell. Move young plants to bright light until ready to transplant. Harden off before transplanting after last Spring frost.
**Long, vining tendrils! Vining Nasturtium can grow to 10 feet and needs space to ramble along the ground or supports for vertical or horizontal climbing.
When to Harvest: Harvest Nasturtium flowers as they open through Summer and Fall. Nasturtiums will not tolerate frost.
How to Harvest: Harvest flowers when fully open. Harvest flowers often to encourage more blooms.
Uses: Edible flowers, leaves, and seeds. Grind nasturtium flowers into a spicy pesto, use young leaves in salads and cooking or even pickle the green seed pods to replace capers with a homegrown alternative.