are a wonderfully easy and brilliantly colourful plant
They can be used in so many places around the home to
dazzling effects, such as pot plants, hanging baskets,
window/verandah troughs, along borders or just to ramble
over the garden and delight us with their marvellous
are not too fussy on their soil requirements, but improving
the soil will benefit their growth and flowering. For
pots or containers, use Searles® Premium Potting mix
or Searles Peat 80 Plus®. Searles® Peat 80 plus is especially
good for hanging baskets and troughs.
For planting in the garden, enrich the soil beforehand
with Searles® Real Compost. Dig this into the soil where
you are to plant the seeds, and just plant the seeds
straight away. Make sure to give them a good watering
Seeds are generally sown at approximately 50cm spacings
and at a depth of about 2cm. Generally the best time
to sow seeds is in autumn and spring. The Jewel Mix
Nasturtium seeds from Searles® are a wonderfully coloured
variety and easy to grow.
they germinate and start to grow, they can be boosted
with applications of a soluble liquid fertiliser, such
as Searles Flourish®. Do this every 2-3 weeks to produce
more foliage and bring them into flower.
One of the great things about Nasturtiums is that they
are edible, both the leaves and the flowers. They both
have a spicy bite to them and go wonderfully in salads.
As well as this, the flowers look marvelleous in salads
as they have brilliant colours such as yellows, golds,
reds and oranges.
Once Nasturtiums have grown in a garden, and after flowering,
they will grow again season after season, as their seeds
germinate readily. This makes for a lovely surprise
year after year as they keep popping back up. They look
wonderful rambling over gardens, somewhat like a seasonal
So for an informal yet colourful garden, use Nasturtiums
to their best effect. They are easy maintenance, in
fact virtually no maintenance and keep coming back year
Happy Gardening with Searles from the Searle family.
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