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All parts are edible for the birds.
Nasturtium is one of the best neighboring plants for the vegetable garden. Bees and butterflies love it and the plant attracts harmful insects away from your other vegetables. Moreover, the flowers, young leaves and seeds are edible.

  • Species name: Nasturtium
  • Family: flower
  • Quantity per box: 1
  • Height: about 25 cm high with long tendrils up to 3 meters
  • Sowing time: mid-April and May
  • Sowing depth: 2 to 3 cm
  • Germination time: around 15°C in 7 to 15 days
  • Time to flowering: from 8 to 10 weeks
  • Sunlight: can be grown in both the sun and partial shade

What is special about nasturtiums?

Nasturtium is a great neighboring plant for your other vegetables: bees and butterflies love it.

It is an excellent aphid, root and white fly catcher around crops that are sensitive to them and attracts the caterpillars of cabbage whites.

The flowers, young leaves and even the seeds are edible.

Sowing and growing nasturtiums

The cultivation is problem-free. The seeds do need a lot of moisture and some heat to germinate.

This plant produces long tendrils. The best place is therefore on the side of the container: this way the shoots can continue to grow outside the container.

Will the plant proliferate or will the spent vines become ugly? Then rigorously cut away everything that bothers you: the plants can withstand extreme pruning.

The step-by-step sowing and growing instructions for nasturtiums can be found in the

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