Monday, May 10, 2010

NASTURTIUM Dwarf Jewel Mixed Colors

Botanical name: Tropaeolum minus

Nasturtium Dwarf Jewel Mixture seeds grow colorful flower as annual plant. nasturtiums are one of the easiest flowers to grow from seed which makes them an excellent plant for young gardeners. The plant is low, it is ideal for massing, borders or for spot color. Does well in cool weather. Excellent cut flowers for small arrangements. Leaves and flowers are edible. The multi-hued blooms make tasty additions to salads as well as bright, edible garnishes for most dishes. The flavor of both the flowers and the leaves is similar to watercress. Nasturtium can be planted outdoors after the last frost in the spring. Nasturtiums will bloom from the summer until the first frost of autumn.

How to grow

Flower Type: Annual
Bloom Time: Spring to Fall
Height: 6" to 12"
Exposure: Full Sun or Light Shade
When to Sow Outside: Spring, after last frost. In warm climates, plant in fall for winter blooms.
When to Sow Inside: Two weeks before last frost. Best to plant directly outside since nasturtiums don't transplant well.
Seed Depth: 1/2 "
Seed Spacing: 2"
Days to Emerge: 10
Thinning: When 2" tall thin to 8" to 12" apart

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