Nasturtium

Night And Day Nasturtium

Night And Day Nasturtium

FL3000

Tropaeolum majus Pale ivory-yellow contrasted with bold mahogany adds an appealing zest to any container or border. The compact, 12 inch plants are covered with a vivid flush of either color. Sure to be a favorite. Germination code: (4)

By providing adequate water and clipping seed heads, your Nasturtiums will reward you with a profusion of 2 inch blooms from July to fall's first frost. The flowers make a lightly spicy edible garnish, too!

   Full Sun
   Culinary
   Annual
Approximately 7 seeds per gram.
  • FL3000/S
  • 5 grams
  • $3.15

  • FL3000/P
  • 14 grams
  • $5.65

  • FL3000/B
  • 1 oz
  • $8.95
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The color and beauty of a flower garden can lift the spirit and renew the soul, and a bouquet of fresh cut flowers will bring sunshine into your home. Over the years we have conducted extensive flower trials, concentrating on varieties that are easy to grow-many from direct-sowing- have superior color and fragrance, and make a good cut flower. Take a bit of time, relax and enjoy a cup of steaming hot chocolate, and look over our selections. We think you'll find just what you're looking for.

Germination Codes
Given at the end of each description to give you specific information.
(1) Germination occurs between 70-85°F and within 6-15 days. Sow indoors and cover lightly.
(2) Needs a period of pre-chilling. Mix seeds with moistened peat moss and place in plastic bag. Seal and place bag in an area where the temperature is around 60°F for 2-3 days. Then place in the refrigerator for 30-90 days. After pre-chilling, place seed on sterile seedling mix and cover lightly. Germination may take up to 30 days.
(3) Needs darkness to germinate. Remove cover as soon as germination occurs.
(4) Direct sow in the garden as soon as the soil warms to at least 55°F.
(5) Germination may be slow and erratic. A fluctuating temperature of 75°F during the day and 50°F at night may help.
(6) Needs at least 12 hours of light per day to germinate. Press into the medium but do not cover. Keep moist.
Note: For those varieties that indicate a (1) or (6), a very light covering of vermiculite will allow adequate light to the seed and keep it uniformly moist.

Culture
• As a general rule, flowers can be sown when soil has warmed to at least 55°F
• Apply 1-2 cups of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• If you prefer to soak your seeds: soak in 85°F water for 1-3 hours and plant immediately — longer soaking times are often detrimental; seeds need air to live

Direct Sowing
• Seeds should be buried 2 times their narrowest dimension and covered with finely raked soil or vermiculite unless otherwise noted
• Some varieties can take over a month to germinate so mark your rows, keep them moist, and for larger seeds like sunflowers, use bird netting

Transplanting
• Sow 5-6 weeks prior to anticipated transplant date
• If seeds need darkness, cover with 2 sheets of newspaper or plastic, remove upon the first signs of germination
• We recommend feeding your seedlings Age Old Grow, diluted to 1/4 strength

Insects & Disease
• Early watering and good weed control will generally alleviate most problems
• Pyrethrin will control most insects

Harvest & Storage
For fresh-cut flowers: Harvest in the morning when flowers are their freshest and petals are just opening
• Cut with a clean knife that has been dipped in a solution of 10% household bleach
• A few drops of bleach in the vase will prolong their beauty
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Day and Dawn?
Sep 2, 2019  |  By Oliver Olson
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I have only ever grown old-fashioned Empress of India nasturtiums. This year, feeling adventurous, I bought a packet of Night and Day seed. Let me say: From the start, they were proving a little... delicate? The Empresses are very hardy little buggers. I've grown them without fail for ages. These guys had a hard time from the very beginning. I'm not sure if they're just a bit different, if it was a bad batch of seed, or what. Anyways: They were slow to start, I had several yellow and stay tiny and wilted. The ones that did mature were very spindly and awkward, and I did not have cream and mahogany, I had cream and bright coral. I'm saving the seeds off of these plants (they don't make very many. I've already gotten too many seeds from my Empresses this year than I know what to do with) to see if they'll do better next year having grown in this area. I was disappointed in not having that dark mahogany promised, though.