MEG’s Nasturtiums produce leafy vines with leaves 2-4” in diameter. Flowers develop later and reveal red, orange, yellow or cream colors. These plants are easy to care for and will reward you with their edible beauty.
5 Helpful Points:
- 1 plant per 3 gallon grow bag
- Expected yield: dozens of vines grow from one plant yielding 50-75+ flowers over the plant’s life
- Great for salads
- Full sun preferred
- Leaves have a peppery, radish flavor
When to expect harvest
Plants are sold when they’re ready to eat! We recommend not harvesting more than 30% of the plant at one time. Nasturtiums will continue to pump out leaves and flowers for months during the growing season.
Growth habit of Nasturtiums
Plants will send out multiple vines. Vines can vary from 18” to 3’ or more depending on the variety of nasturtium. Each vine will produce dozens of leaves as well as flowers. Hanging bags so vines droop over the sides is a popular way to grow and show nasturtiums. Steps, stools, ledges or other similar spots are perfect for these plants to display their beauty!
Basic care information for Nasturtium plants
Thoroughly saturate the grow bag with water in the morning before the heat of the day arrives. If daytime highs are consistently above 70F, your plant will need to be watered daily. Check the grow bag frequently by using the finger method described on the bag tag.
Slow-release fertilizer is included in every nasturtium grow bag. Add supplemental fertilizer if the leaves start to turn light green or pale in color. Look for fertilizer labeled for vegetables or use a fertilizer with a higher nitrogen content i.e. fish emulsion.
Check out MEG’s Edible Knowledge Base for more information on rainbow chard plants.