Nasturtium Seeds - Mix
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 14 - 16 inches
Bloom Season: Mid summer through fall
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/2 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant or 3 1/2 pounds per 1,000 square feet or 150 pounds per acre
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 8 - 12 inches
Care & Maintenance: Nasturtium
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum Majus Jewel Mix) - Few flowers light up the garden like nasturtiums do! Grow this lovely annual from flower seeds and have blooms from June until first frost. The Jewel mix blossoms are 2 - 3 inches across and come in shades of red, orange and yellow. The leaves are rounded or shaped like a shield and have a central leaf stalk. The leaves, flowers and seeds are edible, with the leaves having a peppery flavor which makes a great addition to your salads. The seeds were actually used as a pepper substitute during WWII, or you can pickle the seeds when they are still green.
Nasturtium vine does best when it is left alone. It will tolerate most any soil type, but prefers not to be fertilized. Over-fertilization will produce lovely foliage, but no flowers. Keep watered, but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Climbing Nasturtium is used as a companion plant for the vegetable garden. It is said that the peppery-flavored leaves ward off many insects. The plant likes a full sun place in the garden in cooler climates. For the hottest regions, afternoon shade is preferable to plants. Tropaeolum Majus plants will grow anywhere as an annual, but they will only survive as a perennial in frost-free zones.
Plant nasturtium seeds directly outdoors in the spring. The seedlings do not transplant well into the garden when started indoors. Before sowing seeds, soak the flower seeds overnight in warm water. The next day, plant the flower seeds 1/2 inch deep in an area that gets at least 6 hours of direct sun each day. Have the soil worked so that it's fine and light. The flowers will appear 8 - 12 weeks after being sown from flower seeds.