Nasturtiums - Knowledgebase Question

Stevenson Ranch C.a., CA
Question by green_women
January 16, 2000
My Nasturiums that I grow from seed, seem to get more leaves on them than flowers. I remember reading some where that there is a way to fix this problem, but I can't seem to remember what the article said. Help if you can! Thanks.

Answer from NGA
January 16, 2000


Nasturtiums grow best in full sun, with afternoon shade where summers are hot. They will grow in poor to average, moist, well-drained, slightly acid soil.

If your plants bloom poorly, they may be getting too much fertilizer, which produces lots of foliage at the expense of flowers. Make sure the plants aren't getting too much food, but are getting full day sunshine.

Hope they bloom their little heads off for you!

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