Jewel Mix Nasturtiums
jewel mix nasturtium
days to maturity: 55 days
plant spacing: 1 plant per square foot
sunlight requirements: 8-14 hours
look out for: overwatering
harvest notes: harvest flowers every other day
Nasturtium is a super popular kitchen garden plant for good reasons. First off, the whole plant is edible; the leaves can be used fresh in salads, the flowers are edible, beautiful and spicy, and the fresh green seeds can be eaten fresh or pickled like capers. On top of that, the whole plant is beautiful and highly ornamental in the garden. The large lily pad shaped leaves stick straight up making a mounding type growth pattern, and if allowed to trail it’ll hang out of baskets or off of the side of your raised bed. One thing people tend to get wrong with nasturtium plants is overwatering them. They are considered an invasive species in California, the driest place in America! so consider that fact when choosing soil type and plant location in your garden. They need to have very well draining soil and very little water in order to thrive and produce flowers and large happy plants through the winter season. Jewel Mix is a mixed gene pool where you never know what color flowers you’ll end up with, although most of them are an orangey-red/ coral thats so brilliant its almost hard to look at. This is the most vigorous variety we grow, but check our inventory for other more unique (and picky) showy blossoms.