Alaska, Nasturtium Seeds
Botanical NameTropaeolum minus
Additional CharacteristicsAttracts Pollinators, Attracts Birds, Ground Cover
Seeds Per Gram7
Seeds Per Pound3,200
Seeds Per Ounce200
Growing ConditionsContainer Friendly, Hanging Baskets
Sow MethodDirect Sow,Transplant
Days To Maturity (# Days)55
Seeds Per Acre156 lbs
Learning Download: How to Grow Nasturtium
Nasturtium plants have trumpet-shaped blooms with a slightly spicy fragrance. In addition to their beautiful blooms, Nasturtium can be used as edible arrangements and garnishes for culinary dishes.
Before Planting: Nasturtiums like full sun unless grown in hotter climates, which is when they should be grown in an area with partial shade.
Planting: For direct sowing, wait until after all dangers of frost have passed. Plant the seeds an inch deep and space them 10 inches apart.
Watering: Be sure to keep them watered during dry spells.
Fertilizer: It is best not to use fertilizer, as it can make the nasturtium produce more leaves and less blooms.
Days to Maturity: Nasturtiums will bloom from summer to fall.
Harvesting: Pluck the flower, bud or leaf off to be eaten. The flavor will grow more peppery throughout the day so harvest in the morning for a mild flavor and later in the day for a more peppery flavor.
Tips: In addition to being used as border pr planted in a flower garden, Nasturtiums grow well in window boxes or containers.
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