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Gardening - How to Grow Nasturtiums

Gardening – How to Grow Nasturtiums

If you want to grow nasturtiums, you need to follow a few basic gardening tips. Nasturtiums prefer poor soil and do not like excess water or fertilizer. It is important to water your plants deeply several times a week. To determine when to water, press your finger into the soil. If it is still moist, wait a day before watering again. Otherwise, water it every two or three days. Where to Plant Nasturtiums If you are looking for an annual that is both easy to grow and beautiful, consider nasturtiums. Nasturtiums grow well in partial shade. You can plant nasturtiums

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Gardening – Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums are long, creeping roots that grow up to five to six inches long. They form a clump when growing, looking like small, furry sunflowers. The leaves have white, bi-colored petals and a purple, trumpet-shaped center. Nasturtium blooms on a tall stem up to three feet tall and grows in the shade. Origin The scientific name for nasturtiums is Tropaeolum minor. It was originally grown in Mexico and Peru and used as a flavoring. In the 16th century, it was brought to Europe where it was a symbol of conquest. In the Victorian era, its meaning shifted from being a

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