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Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) Alaskan ladybird
Germination days: 7-14
Flowering - Harvest: Jun; Jul; Aug; Sep; Oct
Germination method: Top, 15 ° C,
Height in cm: 20
These annual plants are suitable for the edges of the garden, planters, hanging baskets and other containers but it is also a very interesting plant for the garden, being used in organic farming as a trap plant due to its great power of attraction towards aphids. In addition to its merely ornamental interest, this plant is appreciated for its culinary value and medicinal properties.
soil In general, it grows without problems in all types of soils, although they have a predilection for moist and well-drained soil, they are not demanding, if we fertilize them in excess they will grow a lot but the number of flowers will decrease.
Orientation Nasturtium is grown in temperate climates in full sun, it can be grown in pots but will not grow well indoors.
Propagation: Sow the seeds in spring or autumn, the seeds of the nasturtium can be buried up to 12 cm (with 1 cm is enough), this will make the roots stronger and the plant stronger for the winter.
Irrigation It needs constant humidity in the soil although it is necessary to avoid flooding them