Nasturtiums are one of the most underrated winter flowers, so humble & so gorgeous with culinary uses as well! They are extremely easy to grow from seeds, start flowering quickly, spread wide & last long– what’s not to love? And wait, there’s more. Nasturtiums can be grown in pots, in hanging baskets or even as a ground cover & they adapt well everywhere! Now if that tempts you enough, let’s learn how to grow nasturtium flowers.
GROWING NASTURTIUM FLOWERS FROM SEEDS
- The key step here is to SOAK THE SEEDS. Yes, they are big & tough. Soaking softens the shell and preps the seeds for quick easy germination.
- Soak in water overnight or for 4-6 hrs at-least.
- Nasturtiums can be direct sown. Which means you can plant them wherever you intend them to grow.
- Till the soil & fertilize it.
- Throw the seeds & push them in the soil with a dibber.
- You can also cover the seeds with a 1″ layer of soil if you do not wish to push & poke.
- Wait for germination. It will usually take 3-5 days. Keep the soil damp meanwhile.
- Once seedlings emerge, keep watering once everyday.
- Nasturtiums spread quickly so make sure to give them plenty of room!
- Flowering will begin fast so if you wish to move the seedlings, do so once you see 2-4 sets of leaves.
- Enjoy the flowers!!
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