My beautiful nasturtiums which I sowed in window boxes back in June and have been glorifying my very boring side return for months now got trampled by something or someone yesterday, and I suddenly realised I hadn't posted a photo of the 'finished product', so to speak.Luckily, I had taken some a few weeks ago...(unfortunately AFTER I had pillaged the plant for peppery kicks...but you get the idea) These would have gone on and on until they get nuked by frost All I have done is water them...that's it.
Here's the recipe to remind..but obviously, don't sow yours till next year now...
You need A container Multi-purpose compost with a few handfuls of grit added Nasturtium seeds
Method Fill you container with compost and push in your seeds, 12cm apart and 1.5cm deep. Cover them with compost and water the whole thing well so it gets thoroughly soaked. Your seedlings will appear in a couple of weeks. Let them grow on for a couple more, and then steel yourself and pull out half of them so that each plant has 25cm of space....Brutal but necessary (sorry).
Never ever ever EVER let the compost dry out.
Enjoy your day-glo cascade
Squish black-fly as and when they appear, or hose them off with a jet of water, or spray them with a weak washing up liquid solution....Just don't do nothing, because the critters are sap-suckers and, well, you want your flowers to bloom bodaciously don't you.
Have fun lovely ones.