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GROW Nasturtiums August Update

August 3, 2010

The garden is finally to the point where I can happily post photos of the full garden. The nasturtiums are planted at the corner of each trellis post, in a hanging basket at each end of the trellis, and outside the front corner.


At one corner, I wound the vine around the trellis as it grew. It’s grown quite tall,


but the plant in the basket has stayed small.


The spitfire growing with sweet peas is smaller than others, but also greener and healthier. The base of the plant is shaded by its companions. Maybe that helps keep it from drying out.


In the sunniest, driest patch, the sweet peas died off. The nasturtium’s leaves are looking a bit tired, but it’s flowering nicely. I tied one stem to the branch, but it hasn’t started climbing yet.


Another worn and dry nasturtium is perking up now that it is shaded by the long, climbing vines of trombetta di albenga squash covering the eastern fence around the garden.


In the paisley garden, the spitfire is still very small in the shade, but healthy instead of dry and worn.


One of my favorite views is the front corner of the veggie garden. Here, I’ve been twisting the spitfires up shepherd’s hook with the morning glories.


Until next month…

“I’m growing Nasturtium “Spitfire” for the GROW project. Thanks, to Renee’s Garden for the seeds.”

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 3, 2010 4:55 pm

    Wow, I love your garden and trellis. It is so pretty! Do you eat the naturtium blooms?

    • Kate permalink*
      August 4, 2010 7:45 am

      Thanks! I haven’t tried eating them. I don’t use chemicals, so I’m a bit leery of bugs. It’s easy to wash off things like tomatoes and squash and feel safe from the bugs. I haven’t taken the plunge with flowers, yet.

  2. August 4, 2010 7:37 am

    We’ve had problems getting Nasturtiums to grow but we were growing them in a pot. Maybe that was the problem! Wonderful garden!

  3. August 5, 2010 9:43 am

    I love nasturtiums in the veggie garden… that is … when the rabbits let me have it! Your plants look very happy and healthy.

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