Nasturium Plants

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  1. Edible Flowers
  2. Best Soil for Nasturiums
  3. Why are the leaves on my nasturtiums turning yellow
  4. will deadheading nasturtiums promote new flowers?
  5. Should my nasturtiums (Tropaeolum) be seeding by now?
  6. Nasturtiums
  7. Picking Edible Flowers
Asked by Anonymous on May 3, 2011
Edible Flowers

I want to grow edible nasturtiums and calendula in containers. Do I need to grow them myself from organic seeds (need a source), or can I buy nursery plants and just grow them without pesticides?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can purchase either the plants or seeds from a reputable nursery (preferably one that does not use pesticides) to grow edible plants.

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Asked by Jack J on June 15, 2012
Best Soil for Nasturiums

If it is true that nasturiums grow best in “infertile” soil as some sites say, what is “infertile” soil? I’m assuming it means “don’t add compost” but does it mean start w/ just topsoil or actually go full on and plant in sand or rock?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It pretty much means that you can grow this plant basically anywhere that provides plenty of sunlight and in any soil type as long as it drains well. Nastutiums are not too picky about where they are grown.

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garden123

nasturtiums do not like really GOOD soil. the worst soil in your yard, in full sun, and on the dry side, will ensure beautiful blooms.

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Asked by Alice Collins on June 21, 2012
Why Are the Leaves on My Nasturtiums Turning Yellow

They were lush and green and now many leaves are turning yellow and falling off.

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Nikki
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Asked by highgarden on July 10, 2012
Will Deadheading Nasturtiums Promote New Flowers?

Will deadheading nasturtiums promote new flowers?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, picking or deadheading the spent blooms frequently helps the nasturtium plant produce more.

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Asked by porphyro on October 21, 2013
Should My Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum) Be Seeding by Now?

Should my nasturtiums (Tropaeolum) be seeding by now? I planted them in the garden as seedlings this summer; they have grown quite extensive and all flowered. There are a few flowers remaining but no seeds, as they haven’t fruited yet. What should I do next? Thanks.

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AnnsGreeneHaus

Give them a little more time, seed production on nast's is slow. This link might be helpful: http://mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com/2007/08/when-i-collect-nasturtium-seeds.html

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Asked by Anonymous on April 26, 2014
Nasturtiums

I recently planted some nasturtium seeds and as they came up something has been eating the leaves and leaving the stems. I do not see slug trails – what can it be?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It could still be slugs or snails. Setting out a pan of beer will determine it or not. It could also be rodents.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 7, 2014
Picking Edible Flowers

I have planted edible nasturtiums, pansies, and violas, and like to use the flowers for salads. My question is about picking them. Do I pick these flowers at the top of the stem or the bottom (i.e. will a new flower grow in place of the one I picked, or should I take the whole stem off)? One gardener told me to take the whole stem of violas. A different gardener told me he doesn’t know the answer. Me, well, I barely know a tulip from a sequoia, so I thought I’d better ask someone who does. Thank you very much in advance!

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would imagine this would depend on the types of flowers, as removing blooms of some plants does encourage reblooming. For the most part, however, I think taking the entire stems would be suitable enough for you. There will be plenty more stems and flowers in their place.

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