Nasturtiums: The Life Cycle

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Nasturtiums. It’s a hard word to spell (and say!) but it’s a super easy plant to grow. From sowing to collecting the seeds I explain the life cycle of the nasturtium and share some interesting facts including the hilarious meaning behind the name!…

Nasturtium facts:

Nasturtiums are easy to grow and taste and look great

Nasturtiums are easy to grow and taste and look great

How to grow nasturtiums:

To grow nasturtiums is super easy. You can plant the seeds straight into the ground, or you can make an earlier start and sow them indoors. Once your seedlings are bigger and all risk of frost has passed, plant your little nasturtium plants outdoors. I always plant some with my bush tomatoes which I grow in pots. They are great for keeping pests away and look sooooo pretty too.

How to collect nasturtium seeds:

After the flowers die away you will be left with a little green seed. Pick these and pop them into an envelope or paper bag and store in a cool, dark place over winter. Next Spring you will have free seeds to grow your nasturtiums again.

Collecting nasturtium seeds for next year is really easy!

Collecting nasturtium seeds for next year is really easy!

You could also leave the seeds to fall into the surrounding ground and you will see them start growing there again the following year. How easy is that? Easy to grow, great for companion planting, you can eat them AND they look pretty. Why would you NOT want to grow them?

Lulu xx

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