How to Grow Nasturtium

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Botanical Information

Taxonomy

Tropaeolum majus

History

Physical Description

Annual; grows to 12″ tall; richly colored red, orange, or yellow flowers from midsummer until the first frost; leaves have a distinctive round shape

Varieties & Cultivars

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Colors Available

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Growth Requirements

Climate & Temperature Requirements

Air Temperature

Soil Temperature

Humidity

Day Length or Light Requirements

Flowering is most productive in full sun

Site Conditions Favored

Soil Requirements

Soil Texture

pH

Nutrient Requirements

Avoid fertilization; plants in highly fertile soil produce lush foliage but few flowers

Propagation

Methods of propagation

Seed

Sow seeds 1/2″ deep in early spring

Division

Cuttings

Transplanting or Potting Up

Seed Saving

Planting Out

Bed Prep & Soil Amendments

Bed Spacing

Row Spacing

Planting Depth

Alternative Bed Methods

Container Gardening

Indoors, nasturtium can be grown in a south window; fertilize with half-strength houseplant fertilizer once a month, water sparingly, and use a course, porous potting mix

Routine Cultivation & Maintenance

Water Requirements

Fertilization Recommendations

Avoid fertilization; plants in highly fertile soil produce lush foliage but few flowers

Mulching & Weeding

Pinching or Pruning & Dividing

Support

Winterizing

Companion Planting

Helpful Companions

Harmful Companions

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Pests, Diseases & Problems

Common Pests

Common Diseases

Symptoms

Whole Plant

Leaves

Stem/Trunk

Flowers

Fruit

Roots

Harvesting & Storage

Edible Parts of the Plant

Flowers have a peppery, zesty taste that can substitute for mustard in sandwiches

Yield

Days to Harvest / Harvest Timing

Flowers: from midsummer until the first frost

Harvest Methods

Storage of harvest

Fresh

Canned

Frozen

Pickled

Stored in vinegar, nasturtium petals are great added to salads or sandwiches

Dried

Cooking

Nutritional Benefits & Values

Toxicity

Cooking

Preparation

Cooking Methods

Recipes (link to …/category/recipes/tag/[plantname])

Nasturtium flowers have a peppery, zesty taste and can be used in place of mustard

  • add to sandwiches
  • add to salads
  • use as s a garnish
  • adds color when mixed into butter
  • make nasturtium vinegar

Resources

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