The nasturtium is a wonderful flower. Not only are they cheery, lovely, and brilliant with their sun-kissed faces and exquisite trailing vines, but they also make an excellent companion plant. It will help to keep aphids away from French and runner beans if you plant them nearby.
To top it all off, the blooms and leaves are delicious and can be used to provide a peppery accent to salads, on pasta, or as a garnish. In addition, they are quite appealing to a wide variety of pollinators.
They will flower for you throughout the entire summer and provide a wonderful ground cover that is beautiful in shades of orange and yellow. To tell you the truth, you won't come across a more generous flower to cultivate.
Seed Quantity 35 Seeds
Genus Tropaeolum majus
Sow Seeds Sow indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, then harden off and plant out.
If sowing indoors keep at around 18℃ to allow for germination.
Otherwise, sow directly once all risk of frost has passed.
Sow 1cm deep and keep moist.
They like full sun and well-drained, sandy soil
Plant Out After the last frosts,
They like full sun and well-drained, sandy soil Do not feed as this encourages more foliage than flowers
Height & Spread 30-40cm high x 40cm spread
RHS Plants for Pollinators.
The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects.
Arrived promptly in nice packaging. I have bought quite a lot of seeds from Bishy Barnabee and I've been really pleased with the bounty of plants that I've already got ready for planting in the Spring.
Sowed the Dahlia Seeds last week - (in a suitable Pot on the Kitchen Window Sill - which serves as my greenhouse) the sturdy little Dahlia seeds were through in two days and are looking very healthy and happy! Obviously very fresh seeds in the packet.