Blooming through the spring and summer months, it has a mix of brightly coloured, semi-double flowers. Not only a great companion plant, attracting bees and trapping snails, this is the ultimate root to bloom with every part of the plant being edible. Consistently self seeds.
When to Plant
Zone 1: October - April
Zone 2: September - May
Zone 3: Any
Zone 4: Any
Soil Nasturtiums thrive in most soil types but prefer a well drained soil that is prepared with compost. Fertilising the plants excessively will put on mostly vegetative growth and flower development will be low, so feed your plants moderately.
Soil pH Level 6.5-7.5
Position Prefer part shade.
How to Plant For faster germination soak seeds overnight in water and then plant directly into the veggie patch. Keep watered until germination. Plants have a tendency to burn in direct afternoon sunlight, so morning sunlight is preferable.
Spacing 40cm - 60cm
Depth 2cm - 4cm
Companion Plants Nasturtiums are a great companion that can be planting amongst all edibles and under fruit trees.
Approximate no. of seeds 45
Note: We source all of our seeds locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination
Please note seeds are not available for shipping to WA
Much like an heirloom possession - being something of value that has been passed down from generation to generation - heirloom seeds have a value and represent our heritage of diverse plants whether in relation to their yield, flavour, resistance to disease or something else entirely. They have been saved year by year, generation by generation for a reason.
An heirloom seed is an old variety (by definition pre-dating 1960’s) that is open pollinated, by either wind, insect or animal (humans included). Seeds collected will then produce a (nearly) exact copy of their parent plant, so by saving seeds from last season’s best tomato plant, we can enjoy a whole garden of them this year. In this way, we can slowly select for qualities that we like and evolve our gardens over time.