The nasturtium, traditionally planted in the cottage garden, grows very lush and forms long tendrils. It delights with numerous bright yellow to orange flowers. If you want to enjoy this variety on your balcony, then you should have plenty of space and give the plant a support to the side.
- Is nasturtium hardy?
- How long does nasturtium take to germinate?
- Can the nasturtium tolerate frost?
Requirements for the balcony planting
The nasturtium particularly likes a sunny to partially shaded location, but also thrives quite well in the shade. Adjust the size of the plant to the space available. In nurseries and specialty shops you can find a large selection of different varieties of nasturtiums, mostly in the form of seeds. Let yourself be inspired by the offer.
If you have a small balcony, choose a variety with a compact, bushy habit. For example, there are varieties with a stature height of around 30 cm. Other species, however, grow up to 2 meters. Of course, these plants need a lot of space and a climbing aid.
Taking care of your nasturtiums on the balcony
Make sure that the plant pot for your nasturtiums is big enough. A climbing plant needs good stability and also more nutrients than a small plant. A regular application of fertilizer can make sense.
If you want to eat your nasturtiums too, do not use chemical fertilizers, only natural ones. Also, remember to water your nasturtiums often, but be sure to avoid waterlogging. Your nasturtiums cannot tolerate them at all.
Tips for nasturtiums on the balcony:
- Choose a small-stature variety for small balconies
- Provide climbing support for lush plants
- Adjust pot size to plant size
- pour enough
- possibly fertilize
- Avoid waterlogging
Tips & Tricks
If you are looking for something special for your balcony, then sow nasturtiums with white or black flowers.