Annuals forum: Trying some different Nasturtium for 2016

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Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Apr 23, 2016 11:11 PM CST
I've been growing "Jewel Mix" but thought it was time to try some different varieties. I picked up Burpee's "Night and Day" mix and "Papaya Cream" mix.

Curious about experience growing bi-color mixes. With "Jewel Mix" I've found orange to be the predominant color and since I've been sowing directly I end up with a mass of orange with the other colors intermittently mixed.

I'm considering sowing as usual and potting the leftover seeds to hopefully be able to "even up" the mix. Is that a viable plan? I've never seen Nasturtium available as standard annuals (6 packs/flats) So I'm guessing the potted singles will require a fair amount of root space? I've grown some in pots but never with intent to transplant so I'm completely inexperienced. Never one to back down from an inexpensive experiment but why waste time or (precious) nursery pots if it's not a viable option...

Thoughts and experience much appreciated! Smiling
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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Apr 24, 2016 12:28 AM CST
I think that's a great idea Wes, to sow some individually in pots. I have seen flats of these for sale, but as you say it's not common.

Do keep us updated with your progress, I'd love to see how these turn out.
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Apr 24, 2016 1:54 AM CST
kniphofia said:I think that's a great idea Wes, to sow some individually in pots. I have seen flats of these for sale, but as you say it's not common.

Do keep us updated with your progress, I'd love to see how these turn out.



Will do. Posted my pics to Google+ instead of ATP as it was easier on the run. I plan to try Nasty's under foot of zinnias. I 've got 4 year old "Jewels" left over and a good space to try companion planting. Might be ugly. might be great? With mixes the colors are similar.. Worth a try.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Apr 24, 2016 8:18 AM CST
I think that is a good idea in order to even out the colours.
I think that I would use small peat pots for the spare seedlings so as not to disturb the roots too much.
I am going to sow the Night and Day one outdoors in containers.
But waiting for better weather.
Name: Mary
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Azgarden
Apr 26, 2016 10:22 AM CST
I agree Great idea, Wes. Like those colors you found. Had missed seeing them on our local Burpee display. Best wishes on your plan!
Name: ZenMan
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ZenMan
Apr 26, 2016 12:44 PM CST
I plan to train vining nasturtiums up onto a trellis. For that purpose, I will be planting Trailing Nasturtiums that can have vines up to 10 feet long.

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-8026-trailing-nasturtium-mix.as...

In the past I have had Double Gleam Nasturtiums cover a 6-foot trellis, but I will be going for a much higher trellis with the Trailing Nasturtiums.

ZM
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Apr 26, 2016 11:42 PM CST
ZenMan said:I plan to train vining nasturtiums up onto a trellis. For that purpose, I will be planting Trailing Nasturtiums that can have vines up to 10 feet long.

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-8026-trailing-nasturtium-mix.as...

In the past I have had Double Gleam Nasturtiums cover a 6-foot trellis, but I will be going for a much higher trellis with the Trailing Nasturtiums.

ZM


Excellent and I'll follow that! I've got a spot that could buy a little privacy and provide beautiful blooms. Thanks!

Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Apr 27, 2016 12:11 AM CST
Azgarden said: I agree Great idea, Wes. Like those colors you found. Had missed seeing them on our local Burpee display. Best wishes on your plan!


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