Nasturtium FLOWERS VINE (TOM THUMB Mix ) Edible Flowers
Nasturtium TOM THUMB Mix is a dwarf Nasturtium with single flowers that are held above the foliage for showier color. Comes in a mix of gold, orange, red and yellow. Flowers are edible and have a tangy, peppery taste. Try them in salads or stuffed with a cream cheese filling. Also makes a colorful garnish. Bumble bees love the flowers.
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. Nasturtium likes a full sun place in the garden in cooler climates. For the hottest regions, afternoon shade is preferable to Nasturtium plants.
Tropaeolum Majus plants will grow anywhere as an annual, but they will only survive as a perennial in frost-free zones.
Plant Nasturtium flower seeds directly outdoors in the spring. Nasturtium seedlings do not transplant well into the garden when started indoors. Before sowing Nasturtium seeds, soak the flower seeds overnight in warm water. The next day, plant the Nasturtium 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. Nasturtium flowers will appear 8 - 12 weeks after being sown from flower seeds.
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
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds just below soil surface at 70F and water.