Growing the nasturtiums

Growing the nasturtiums

Growing and caring for nasturtiums is not difficult and should also be easy for beginners. Even if you choose a lush, creeping variety, you should not fertilize your nasturtium at all or only fertilize it sparingly if you want to enjoy the abundance of flowers.

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Sow nasturtiums

You can sow nasturtiums directly outdoors from around mid-May. Since it is not frost hardy, you should wait until the ice saints are over. The relatively large seeds can easily be put into the ground individually or in pairs. The distance between the plants should be about 20 to 30 cm.

Cover the seeds with about one to two centimeters of soil, because the nasturtium is one of the dark germs. Always keep the seeds well moist, the first seedlings can be seen after about 10-20 days.

If you would like to see the nasturtiums bloom very early in your garden, you should bring them to your windowsill or in the greenhouse in March. Always put two to three seeds in a pot, cover them with soil and always keep the seeds well moist.

Plant nasturtiums

You should definitely wait until after the ice saints around mid-May to plant out your nasturtiums. Otherwise the tender shoots could fall victim to the last night frosts. The planting distance varies considerably depending on the variety chosen. You can plant bushy variants next to each other in a matching color, long creeping ones can also grow together or use a common climbing aid.

The essentials in brief:

  • Sow outdoors from mid-May
  • Prefer in the warm from March
  • Plant out only after the ice saints
  • possibly climbing aid for long shoots

Tips & Tricks

There are very beautiful, small varieties of nasturtiums with a wide variety of flower colors for planting on balconies.