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Old 05-05-2008, 12:14 PM   #11
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goodness, they were gorgeous for me in Egypt where the humidity was drier---they weren't overly fond of Houston's sauna weather, however---the gardeners at our house in Egypt ran hoses every day and let the water trickle at the bases of the stems but that was it ....they just were not happy in Houston however, NEVER!!!
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so you're saying the less you take care of thier soil the better they do?
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:13 PM   #13
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we didn't have the best soil in Egypt but it was less humidity, too----they are very prone to fungal diseases just like old-fashioned zinnias
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:40 PM   #14
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i left them alone for a few days and let the water dry out a bit...well, they started to die. SOoooooo I watered them, stuck them outside on the balcony and VIOLA!!! They are growin and I am praying for blossoms now..... Thanks all
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:53 AM   #15
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We had them running rampant at our last house - and it's because I ignored them! Now I've got some in a little box that are just poking their heads thru the soil.

and to go with Goodweed's input about eating them - my Grandma told me of many days when they didn't have much to eat, so her mom would put butter on bread slices, and top them with nasturtium blossoms. The kids thought they were being "fancy" having tea sandwiches while their friends "only" got meat!
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I actually bought them JUST so I could use them to decorate a cake. LOL. The cake is being baked tonight and no blossoms yet, so I'm going to make sugar cookies and use those instead.
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