How to Grow Nasturtuims From Seed

Nasturtiums are one of the most useful, edible flowers you can grow. They are a great companion plant as they attract beneficial insects and also it's leaves and flowers can be eaten with a...

Helen Chesnut: Nasturtiums do best if they're spread out - Times Colonist

A favourite flower from childhood is the nasturtium. I remember planting them with my father in the front yard of our Tattersall Drive home.

For lovers of this charming, cheery flower, there are many novelty forms to enjoy. One beauty that has done well for me is ‘Cream Purple Spot’ from T&T Seeds. The plants are compact and bushy, the flowers pale cream with a splash of purple...


  1. Tropaeolum / t r ə ˈ p iː ə l əm, t r oʊ-/, commonly known as nasturtium (/ n ə ˈ s t ɜːr ʃ əm, n æ-/; literally "nose-twister" or "nose-tweaker"), is a genus of roughly 80 species of annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants.It was named by Carl Linnaeus in his book Species Plantarum, and is the only genus in the family Tropaeolaceae.The nasturtiums received their common ...
  2. Water regularly throughout the growing season, but be careful not to over-water your plants. Cutting off the faded/dead flowers will prolong blooming. If you’re growing nasturtiums in containers, they may need to be trimmed back occasionally over the growing season. Save the nasturtium’s ...
  3. Nasturtium (/ n ə ˈ s t ɜːr ʃ əm /) is a genus of seven plant species in the family Brassicaceae (cabbage family), best known for the edible watercresses Nasturtium microphyllum (Rorippa microphylla) and Nasturtium officinale (R. nasturtium-aquaticum). Nasturtium was previously synonymised with Rorippa, but molecular evidence supports its maintenance as a distinct genus more closely ...
  4. Nasturtium plants (botanical name: Tropaeolum) grow full, with lots of bright green leaves and spots of brightly colored blossoms poking out of the masses of foliage.Their leaves are rounded, like a water lily's, and the flowers have an open funnel shape with a curious little claw or spur on the underside.
  5. By Becca Badgett (Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden). Nasturtium flowers are versatile; attractive in the landscape and useful in the garden. Nasturtium plants are fully edible and growing nasturtiums can be used to lure aphids away from other plants in the garden.. Nasturtium plants are easy to grow and may be climbing, cascading or bushy.
flower orange nasturtiums
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Nasturtiums round the greenhouse door
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