Originally Posted by DaveSoMD
I have tried and tried but I cannot get nasturtiums to grow.
Try planting from seedlings instead of from seed. Nasturtium prefers a sunny position, sandy but well composted soil. Cultivate well and water every second day. They do go through growth stages and flourish in the colder months. They are good companion plants for tomatoes and cabbage.
If you over water they won't flower as much.
Once a nasturtium plant is settled in the soil it doesn't like being moved so leave the strong plants where they are once planted and they will grow well.
Rose scented geranium is another attractive plant that grows easily even from cuttings. Removing a stalk from the bottom of the plant that has a nodule on it just planted straight into the garden and kept moist will make new roots. I started with one geranium and made 15 plants from cuttings so far.
Rose scented geranium leaves can be made into a delicious tea and the leaves can be used to flavour cakes and desserts.