My Top 5 Reasons and Tips for Growing Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums are one of my favorite garden flowers so I put together a list of my top 5 reasons for including them in your garden and a few tips for growing them.My Top 5 reasons and tips for growing nasturtiums in your garden-myflowerjournal.com (1)

  1. You can grow them easily from seed. The seedlings are easy to identify. Other seedlings look like weeds to me and I accidentally pull them out. Nasturtiums have little light green round leaves when they sprout and look different. Nasturtiums like to be left alone and not transplanted and moved around. That’s one reason you don’t see as many starts in nurseries. They will re-seed in the fall if you give the plant a good shake letting the seeds fall to the ground when you pull it out.
  2. Poor soil means more flowers. Fertilizers encourage leaf growth. This is a real plus for my Utah garden. Our soil isn’t the greatest.
  3. They are edible so they are a good plant to have in your garden if you have young children that like to put bright colorful things in their mouths.My Top 5 reasons and tips for growing nasturtiums in your garden-myflowerjournal.com(3)
  4. They make a nice filler in pots and bouquets. After I plant my containers with bedding plants from the nursery I put nasturtium seeds in some of the empty spaces. After they grow their light green round leaves add a nice shape and contrast to the other plants and help the container look full. The trailing variety  are a good “spiller”.
  5. They come in a variety of bright red, yellow and orange colors and require very little care.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have so many pretty flowers blooming right now so I created this watercolor flower journal page to share with you. It shows some of the flowers  in my backyard including my forever favorite nasturtiums!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A page from my watecolor flower journal-myflowerjournal.comWhen spring comes again don’t forget to include Nasturtiums on your list of seeds to plant in  your garden and containers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Summer of Color Challenge: Sepia and Sage Green (and a few other colors).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Shared on Fertilizer Friday, The Seasonal Bouquet, The Garden Society, Art Journal Every Day, Finding The Pretty and Delicious, Tweak it Tuesday, Inspire Me Tuesday ,Brag About It, Tuesday Garden Party, Wow Us Wednesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Two Girls and A Party, I Gotta Create, Make It Yourself Monday, Amaze Me Monday, Show and Tell Friday, Monday Funday

28 Responses to My Top 5 Reasons and Tips for Growing Nasturtiums

  1. Nasturtiums always used to be my sister’s favourite flower when we were little and allowed to help with the gardening! They grew like wildfire! I love your painting too, it’s great to be able to go and paint lovely summery things putside now the sun is out here in England!

  2. Oh my goodness! This is filled with such goodness, I am smiling BIGTIME! I am following you now, after finding you at Julie Balzer’s. I now love nasturiums even more! I WILL plant some for next summer, by seed! Thank you for sharing your gardens and your simply gorgeous watercolor. I want to learn and practice watercolor art… Kathy

  3. Thanks, Tammy, for the boost. I bought a bunch of seeds and tried them one year, but they didn’t grow. I figured they must just not like Utah weather/soil… I will have to try again.

  4. Nasturtiums were one of my moms favorite flower. This post reminded me of her and her love of gardening. Your water color is so pretty. Thanks for visiting me. It’s a pleasure to meet you.

  5. I LOVE FLOWERS and love planting from seed and love nasturtiums! I plant new seeds each year and have many returnees that find the spot to thrive. I am a color nut so they fit in perfectly. Fun to see your pots!!!

  6. Wow..such dazzling art..inspirational florals…beautifully done!Love your bouquet..and the vase is an exquisite color..beautiful post..I love nasturtiums too..and some little critter in my yard loves to eat them on me! Wonderful post! Visiting from SOC!
    Victoria

  7. I love nasturtiums too – and you have taken some gorgeous pictures of them, they look fab with the hot pinks like that. Did you know you can pickle the seeds like capers?
    Your flower journal page is beautiful, absolutely charming :o)

  8. I love your bouquet this week! I usually plant nasturtiums in my vegetable garden, but I’ve never thought about putting some seeds in my containers to fill in the gaps. That’s brilliant! I’ll have to try it next year.

  9. I adore nasturtiums! But somehow I have forgotten about them for a few years…yes, next spring I will plant seeds. I’ve been consumed this year with my new Scabiosas, both black and white, and in getting them to grow from seed (not an easy task!). I love your five reasons, and agree wholeheartedly!

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