Nasturtium - Dwarf Compact Mixed
This is one of the most fool proof and versatile of all summer flowering annuals. They produce an abundance of colourful blooms all held proudly above a blanket of foliage. It is useful for bedding and border work of any description and in particular for carpeting dry, sunny banks, as they will thrive in soils where few other plants will even live. It flowers from summer through to the frosts.
Sow outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 20mm deep, in rows 30cm apart. For earlier flowering sow seed 1cm deep, 3 seeds per 7.5cm pot, in free-draining, damp seed compost. Place at 20-29C until after germination. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out after risk of frost. Before planting into containers, ensure plants are well rooted in their pots. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out after all risk of frost. They flower most freely in poor dryish soils. They flower most freely in full sun and poor dryish soils. Before planting in containers make sure they are well rooted in their pots.