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Nasturtium Seeds, Night and Day

Tropaeolum minus
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The name says it all! Charming pale ivory-yellow blooms contrast wonderfully against the bold mahogany coloring of their enchanting partners for an effective illustration of day and night. Perfectly suited for containers and garden borders they are also attractive to beneficial garden insects. A great variety for all gardeners, this easy-to-grow mixture will do well in almost any location. With deadheading and regular watering throughout the season, blooming will be prolonged until frost.

  • SKU: 136960
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Safe for bees
for Bees
Good for pollinators
Good For Pollinators
Grow best in
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
7 to 21 days
Water needs
Average 2.5 cm (1-2") per week
Best container size
Container Size:
Growing height
Growing Height:
30 cm (12")
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  • Plant Type: Flower
  • Botanical Name: Tropaeolum minus
  • Fill Weight (grams): 2.5
  • Approximate Seed Count: 15-20
  • Characteristics: edible flowers | attracts pollinators | container friendly | low maintenance | easy to grow | prolific bloomer
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Color: Creamy yellow and deep mahogany
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Harvest/Bloom Season: July to Frost
  • Flavor: Peppery
  • Tolerance: tolerant of poor soils
  • Preparation Ideas: Flowers and leaves are a tasty, peppery addition to salads and vegetables.
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    Growing Instructions:

    Nasturtiums do not transplant well and seeds should be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. Soil temperature (not air temperature) should be warmer than 12°C (55°F) for seeds to germinate Planting at a lower temperature will delay germination. Choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 2.5 m (1") of soil. After planting, water the seeds with a gentle mist or shower. A hard spray can wash soil away, dislodge seeds and clump them together. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. Do not let the soil dry out, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below to provide good air circulation and room to grow.

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  • Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
  • Plant Spread: 20 cm (8")
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Growing Suggestions:
  • Nasturtiums are often used as a trap crop in companion planting, luring aphids and other garden pests away from the more valuable vegetables.
  • Do not apply too much nitrogen fertilizer as this will encourage more foliage than flowers.
  • Regularly removing spent flowers, known as deadheading will promote continuous blooming and encourage the growth of fresh buds.

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