Nobody should do without nasturtiums in the garden. Because it not only looks good, it also tastes wonderfully spicy and drives pests away.Nasturtium gets very wide
The nasturtium is both an ornamental and a useful plant and a real feast for the eyes in the garden. In addition, it is easy to plant and is also very easy to care for. So it doesn't need much to grow vigorously. Therefore everyone can plant them in the garden.
If you want to bring the nasturtium in the garden, on the balcony or on the terrace, then you have the choice between growing on the windowsill in the house and sowing in the garden. It doesn't really matter which variant you choose. The plants, which are as delicious as they are blooming, thrive splendidly with both methods.
Prefer nasturtiums in the house
You can prefer nasturtium on the windowsill in the house from the beginning of February. You need:
- Nasturtium seeds
- Cultivation substrate (peat-sand mixture or garden soil)
- Cultivation pots (diameter approx. 6 cm)
- Cling film
- rubber bands
You can also buy nasturtium seeds in garden centers or online (e.g. at Amazon). Sometimes they are also offered in the discounter. Just keep your eyes open.
How to do it:
❶ Let the nasturtium seeds soak in water for a few hours.
❷ Then fill the substrate into the growing pots, put two to three seeds in each pot and sprinkle another thin layer of substrate on it.
❸ Then moisten the seeds slightly, cover the pots with cling film and fix them with a rubber.
❹ Now place the pots in a bright place on the windowsill. The room temperature should be between 18 and 22 ° C.
Kap The duration of germination of the nasturtium is now about two to three weeks. Keep the substrate moderately moist during this time and later supply the seedlings with water regularly.
❻ After the ice saints in mid-May, you can then put the nasturtium in the garden. Cultivation in a bucket or balcony box is also possible without any problems.
Sow nasturtium in the garden
If cultivation in the house is too cumbersome for you, you can sow the nasturtium directly in the field from mid-April.
How to do it:
❶ Let the seeds swell for a few hours using this method as well.
❷ Then keep a sufficient distance of at least 30 centimeters in the row, because the nasturtium grows rapidly in width. Therefore, always choose your location carefully, because once sown or planted in the garden, the plants should remain in their location. The nasturtium does not tolerate change of location well.
❸ Now put the seeds about 3 centimeters deep into the earth. Then cover them with a little soil and press them down a little.
❹ Now all you have to do is water the seeds and keep the whole thing evenly moist.
This is what the right location looks like
Choose a partially shaded to full sun location. The more sunlight the nasturtium gets, the more abundantly your plants will thrive. If you choose a shady location, you have to expect that your nasturtium will not bloom or will only bloom very sparsely.
The soil at the site should be permeable and loose. If the soil in your garden is highly compacted, you can easily optimize it with fresh compost and sand.
If suitable climbing aids such as a fence or a trellis are available, the nasturtium grows up easily. When cultivating in a bucket or balcony box, the hanging, flowering shoots can also be used to achieve attractive visual effects.