Nasturtium

Nickname:
katie
Location:
Rochester, MN, United States
Date:
February 19, 2018
          5.0
 
Holy Wow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? tall and trailing

What are the cons? takes over

Review:

Holy wow, these really stretched out. I took the advice of someone who told me that these thrive in POOR soils, so I literally dug out small chunks of sod right outside of my garden and plunked my transplants in. I was hoping they might climb a fence but they didn't, they were truly trailing, preferring to crawl all over the ground. A few of the fifteen or so that I planted put out tendrils and climbed about a foot up the fence, but then went back down again. They're not suitable for trying to weave thru a fence, as the vines break easily. They make very thick ground cover, and seemed unbothered by heat- they bloomed all summer long here in zone 4. I barely ever watered them. One cool thing- the native bees liked to just sit in the flowers and rest. I had to be careful when I was picking the flowers for salad. The seed pods taste like horseradish, and are tasty on their own or pickled. I had some in full sun and in full shade. The ones in full shade still bloomed, just not as much.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

 
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