I’ve Got NEW Spitfire Nasturtiums: Seed GROW Project
If you’re following my journey growing Spitfire Nasturtiums from seed, you may remember I planted the new seeds I got from Renee’s Garden about a month ago. I’m happy to report the new seedlings are already between 1 and 4 inches tall! Which means, sowing the seeds directly in the garden once the soil hits 60 degrees fahrenheit works best for me.
Here are my new seedlings I’ve got scattered around the garden:
Speaking of my bigger Nasturtium Spitfire plants, they’re still growing tall and blooming. We’ve had a bit of a black aphid outbreak that seems to be doing little damage. Since we don’t use chemicals and the plants are growing on the chicken coop, I’ve been spraying them with the hose and smashing them. This seems to be keeping the numbers down.
I was hoping the coop would be covered with the little orange flowers and sweet little leaves by now. I’m not sure if it’s because they’re planted in pots (and they dry out a little) or if they’re supposed to grow tall and a little leggy. I guess I’ll find out when my new seedlings get bigger – hopefully they have a chance to shine before the cold fall weather sets in. Stay tuned!
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.