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Nastursiums that don't bloom


I’ve had great luck with nastursiums until this season. Tried everything, every trick in the book. Finally, I looked at my large planter blanketed in green leaves and promptly removed about 1/3 of all the leaves. In a week I had 15 flowers and now a week later: red, orange, yellow, cream and every color in between. Looks like thinning the herd is what it needed. How cool. Too much sun makes them wilt quickly though.

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I used to grow these in my last garden but gave up as they used to get totally covered in blackfly. Flower heads are nice in a salad. Glad they are now flowering for you. Jen

24 Jun, 2017


That's interesting. I forgot to sow them this year, but next year I may try doing that to them.

24 Jun, 2017


Another time try giving them poorer soil. In good compost they make masses of leaves in preference to flowers so don't feed them"!

24 Jun, 2017

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