Nasturtiums are great garden plants and will create some hot spots in your beds, borders and containers with their sizzling colours.
These Nasturtiums have a neat and compact habit with flowers held above the foliage.
They can also help repel whitefly from cucumbers, cabbages and other brassicas so grow some near your veg plot.
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How to Guide
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost, covering seeds with 1cm (1/2in) of compost. Place in warmth 15-20C (60-70F).
Sow seeds in pre-watered soil at a depth of 2cm (1in) in their flowering positions. Keep soil moist until seedlings emerge and water as required in dry spells.
Sowing Distance30cm / 12in
Potting on/Thining Out
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost, or individually to small pots.
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out to their flowering positions.