A bright and fiery red, Nasturtium Globe of Fire is a great edible ornamental to grow in the garden or in containers. The bright, cherry red, petals of this Nasturtium are known to show some variegation. All parts of the plant are edible. The flowers make a colorful addition to a leafy salad. It has semi-succulent, peppery tasting leaves that are round with the petiole attached in the center of the leaf blade.
Growing Nasturtium Globe of Fire
Nasturtiums are easy plants to grow.
Direct sow Nasturtium Golden Jewel Seeds in place two weeks before the expected last frost date or transplants can be grown.
Plants are best in full sun or light shade in average soil.
They combine well with other plants in mixed containers.
Heavy feeding and too much water increases foliage growth at the expense of flowers.
Nasturtium is another great garden companion-sacrificial plant, protecting the neighboring plants from pests. It is particular great to grow next to plants from Cucurbitacea family, such as pumpkins, melons, cucumber, as well as plants from the Brassicacea family – cabbages, broccoli, radishes, etc.
The leaves can be prepared in a strong decoction to be used as insecticide.
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