REPRODUCTION OF NASTURTIUM SEEDS AND SEEDLINGS
Beauty, unpretentiousness and long flowering allowed nasturtiums to occupy the first places among the most popular plants for the garden for many years.
For its cultivation will suit moderately fertile soils and sunny places with protection from the cold.
It should also be mentioned that too fertile soils and excess moisture lead to a strong development of green mass, and blooming may be absent altogether.
From fertilizers, organic should be avoided and mineral preferences should be preferred. Phosphoric-potassium fertilizers lead to abundant and prolonged flowering.
In general, nasturtium is a perennial plant, but in our conditions it is grown as an annual crop.
Care of the nasturtium consists in weeding, watering and feeding, although if the soil around the plants is sprinkled with a mulching layer, weeding can be ruled out. Abundant watering is necessary nasturtium only after planting, and during flowering the soil is moistened as it dries.
In order for your beauty to remain attractive, faded flowers should be removed, this method stimulates the formation of new buds.
With proper care nasturtium begins to bloom after 1,5 months after planting.
The fragrant beauty has a very tender and superficial root system that does not tolerate the transplant.
Once the seedlings are planted, their wilting may even occur, but here the main thing is not to rush and give them a little time to adapt, as it should be watering.
Seeding of nasturtium seeds in open ground
Propagation nasturtium seed and seedlings. Sowing in the open ground is possible when the threat of frost passes (the third decade of May in the first decade of June). In fact shoots even with short exposure to low temperatures die. Flowering from such crops will be expected only in the middle of summer.
If there is a desire to get it earlier, then the soil before sowing is spilled with hot water, seeds are planted on this place and covered with non-woven material. At night, such crops can be covered with additional film.
In this case, the flowering time can be shifted to 2-3 weeks earlier.
The advantage of seed propagation immediately in the open ground is that the plants do not require further transplants, which they so badly tolerate.
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Growing nasturtium sprouts
Growing nasturtiums in seedlings also has its own characteristics. Seeds should immediately be sown in separate containers, which will protect young plants from further transplants and damage to the root system.
To place the seedlings should be in the brightest place, otherwise it is strongly stretched, long blooms and less resistant to diseases. When planting in the open ground, the distance in 20-25 cm between plants should be observed.
After flowering, the seeds are formed on the plants, which crumble onto the soil and in the next year they can germinate and give beautiful puppies. Germination seeds last for 4 years.
Reducing can be used to propagate valuable double varieties. Cuttings root in the sand with a preliminary treatment of "Kornevin".
Nasturtium is also valued in the garden for its ability to repel insect pests (whitefly, aphid, Colorado beetle), but often the plant itself can be affected by fungal diseases: rust, gray mold, leaf spot.
In this case, all affected parts are cut, burned, and the plants are treated with fungicides.
GROWING NASTURTIUM - PLANTING AND CARE, ADVICE AND FEEDBACK
THE MODEST BEAUTY OF NASTURTIUM
Less and less often in the gardens of acquaintances I meet nasturtium. Although earlier this plant was quite popular. I will not hide: every year I grow it on my site. But still, sometimes I buy seeds and enjoy the beautiful, original flowering. And I also like the unpretentiousness of this flower.
NASTURTIUM FROM SEEDS
Seeds are sown immediately in open ground in the middle or end of May. I select a sunny or semi-shady place for nasturtium. I moisten the soil well before sowing, put 2-3 seeds in the holes, sprinkling with a thin layer (1-2 cm) of soil. I cover the crops with foil and wait for shoots. Then I take the cover off. I monitor soil moisture. I have sandy soil in the flower garden, it dries quickly. If you do not water in time, seedlings and young plants may die.
I feed the seedlings several times with peat oxidate (I breed according to the instructions).
At the beginning of flowering, I give a complex mineral fertilizer for flowering plants.
I water nasturtium, like other flowers in a flower bed, only in hot and dry weather.
Until the bushes grow well, I weed the planting site and loosen the soil after moistening.
I ADD YOUNG LEAVES OF NASTURTIUM TO VEGETABLE SALADS. AND WHEN FLOWERS APPEAR, I DECORATE DISHES WITH THEM.
COMMENTARY OF THE SPECIALIST.
Natalya rightly noticed: newfangled plants, indeed, are replacing nasturtium from gardens. But this flower is not only beautiful with its elegant simplicity, but also very useful. All parts of the plant, except for the roots, are edible. The aerial part is used not only in cooking, but also in folk medicine. On the site, nasturtium will protect neighboring plants from diseases and pests. Repels aphids, whitefly, Colorado potato beetle, cutworm, cabbage caterpillars, earth flies, slugs and root nematodes. Embedded in the soil for the winter, it will improve the soil and help to cope with root rot and fusarium.
If you want the nasturtium to please with charming flowers earlier, the seeds can be sown for seedlings in April-May. By the beginning of June, the grown bushes will be ready to "move" to the garden. Although nasturtium is not demanding on the soil, it will bloom more effectively when planted in a light, slightly acidic nutrient soil. Anastasia ILYINA, biologist
© Author: Natalia GABRUSEVA
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