Photo of Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus 'Alaska Mixed'): Love those nasties!!! They are so vigorous

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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 19, 2014 2:45 PM CST
Up here they love the cool weather and spread like mad. And the colors would brighten up a pitch black room. lol. I invariably over plant and then the Jurassic monsters overtake everyone else's area.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Feb 19, 2014 3:36 PM CST
Thank you I tip my hat to you. They were a bright spot in my containers for sure, I was given the seed by a friend, I saved some seed from them but I don't know if they will look the same this summer, I hope so.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
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Oberon46
Feb 19, 2014 7:44 PM CST
I can't remember when I saved seeds how they turned out. I know that the seeds that fall to the ground do not grow next year. They can 't be that hardy I guess.
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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
Feb 20, 2014 12:46 PM CST
I read because they're big, thick seeds they're prone to rot, like peas, so they can be planted around the same time as peas to avoid that.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Feb 20, 2014 3:15 PM CST
That makes sense. I know they form a pod after the flower fades that is tripartate (?) and has three seeds, one in each cell. I assume you have to take them out of the little pods to plant them. Confused
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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Roses Salvias Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower Region: Mid-Atlantic
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lovesblooms
Feb 20, 2014 4:50 PM CST
Oh, I've never actually gathered them myself, but maybe this year I'll see...

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