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Old 04-26-2008, 09:42 AM   #1
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Nasturtiums - can't get them to stay alive

I am trying to grow nasturtiums and am having no luck. Any suggestions?

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Old 04-26-2008, 11:07 AM   #2
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What are you growing them in?
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:09 AM   #3
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They started out in those little pods and then I transferred them to a plastic trough. They got to about 12 inches high and they looked great, but the last few days they have been looking like they are dying.
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:27 PM   #4
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Are there drainage holes in your plastic container?
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Mine are in pods and are growing like weeds..... all tangled up together.
I have no idea how I will get them apart to plant when winter finally decides its done here.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:19 PM   #6
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"Nasty Urchins" do best if you soak the seeds overnight and then plant them directly in the ground or pot where they're going to grow.
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:24 AM   #7
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I WISH I had your problem!! Every year I get swamped by nasturtiums! They are coming up all over the place at the moment. Probably got at least 50 individual plants. Here they get no treatment other than from nature. It is mid-Autumn here so I would have thought you were leaving it a bit late to plant them. That may be your problem.
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:12 AM   #8
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Nasturtiums like a poor, drained soil, like sand with a bit of potting soild mixed in. They also like a fairly dry environment, but do keep them watered. Nitrogen rich fertilizer will give you long vines and lots of leaves, If you leave them in the untreated soil, you will get more blossoms. Both the leaves and blossoms are deliscious in salads.

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well, i know why I have the issue. We were over watering them....Thanks.
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I just planted a bunch... sounds like I have them in the perfect spot! Thanks!
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