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It Was a Success? Seed GROW Project.

I’m happy to report that my TWO Nasturtium Spitfire Seedlings are now two months old. That’s right, out of an entire packet of seeds, I was able to germinate TWO seedlings. I’m rather proud of these two seedlings since I’d be a ‘nasturtium seed starting failure’ without them. After we chatted last month, I planted the remainder of the seeds directly in the garden to see what magic Mother Nature could do. Nothing.

I’m sure most people would disagree with me, but I’m finding Nasturtiums to be the hardest/most frustrating plant to start from seed. EVER. Here are a couple random shots of my two little fighters.

Nasturtium 'Spitfire' after two months (one month outside)

Closer look at my Nasturtium 'Spitfire' seedlings

You can follow my progress using my Seed GROW Project tag for this site.

You can read all the participating blog posts here on the Seed GROW Project site. Like all the other participants, I’ll be posting my progress every first Sunday of the month.

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

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  1. I’ve sown nasties many a year and have had much better luck than this year–I don’t know why. So, it’s not you! I didn’t sow the whole packet, but I got only 4 to germinate and one I sort of killed on accident. Heh. Aren’t you still in France?!

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    June 6, 2010
  2. I’m sorry you had so few germinate, but your two nasties look nice and healthy!

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    June 6, 2010
  3. I think there must be something outside of your control that is affecting the germination rate of your nasturtium seeds.

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    June 6, 2010
  4. The 2 you do have looks great though!

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    June 8, 2010
  5. Sorry to hear about your frustration. I had pretty good success with all of the ones I planted, except for some seeds I saved.

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    June 9, 2010
  6. I didn’t have a bit of trouble staring mine from seed. But I’m not very impressed with the growth habit of the one I’ve set out in a pot. I reckon I’m used to more vigorous viners, ones that don’t need much help from me.

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    June 14, 2010
  7. Margaret Mather #

    Everyone has one or two plants that vex them… Thanks for your you advice on Dahlias, I have buds and an open flower! Which is most amazing because my husband hasn’t put any walls on the frame of the coop-chicken run and they are like cute little tractors, taking out all the plants in the yard! I waited a minute too long for the white tree dahlia and they were sold out! I am on the wish list. Thanks, Margaret

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    June 17, 2010
  8. Last year was my FIRST YEAR EVER that I had EVER gotten nasturtiums to bloom. I feel your pain!

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    June 18, 2010

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