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Nasturtium Seeds - Tom Thumb

£2.65

Introduce this excellent companion plant to your garden or veg plat today! Nasturtiums feed pollinators and predators whilst luring pest from your crops. Edible and beautiful, Not only are nasturtiums a beautiful and ornamental plant in their own right, they make great companions too. The cheerful red and yellow flowers and young blue green leaves are edible and provide a nice peppery kick whilst also serving to lure aphids away from your vegetables. Nasturtiums are easy to grow and are a highly rewarding and effective plant.

Description
  • Pack size: 20 seeds
  • Time to germination: 7 - 14 days
  • When to sow: March –  May or August - September
  • Spacing: 30cm+
  • Soil preference: Broad tolerance 
  • Light preference: Full sun, part shade

How to grow Nasturtium Tom Thumb from seed

Nasturtiums are one of those easy to grow cultivars whom thrive on neglect. A poorer soil will encourage profuse flowering and their impact in the garden landscape and summer dish is often under appreciated.

Nasturtiums dislike transplanting so we recommend starting early in thin wall coco pots to be planted out pot and all, or holding off until after the last frosts, direct sow the large nut like seeds where they are to grow. Sow roughly 30cms apart in drills 1.5 to 2cm deep, lightly cover and water.

Companion planting with nasturtiums.

 

You can use nasturtiums as a trap or sacrificial crop by planting safely away from your veg where they serve to lure aphids away. You can also interplant nasturtiums around your tomatoes, cucumbers aubergines and squash plants where they repel cucumber beetles, aphids and whiteflies. Cheery nasturtium flowers also attract hoverflies and other aphid killers.

As an extra bonus nasturtiums draw cabbage white way from your kales, cabbages and other brassicas whilst the low dense foliage makes an excellent living much.

Using nasturtiums in the kitchen

Add colour and a peppery bite to salads and other dishes with a garnish of crimson and gold-coloured petals. The blue green distinctively shaped leaves look fantastic and taste great too. Nasturtiums are grown as microgreens for their young leaves and their standout taste and impact as a garnish in high end cuisine.

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Delivery Costs

UK, N.Ireland and Scotland:

- Spend over £35 for FREE UK delivery.

- £1.50 postage on unlimited packets of all small seed packs (excluding Microgreen Seeds and Sprouting Seeds)

- £3.60 postage on all Microgreen Seeds, Sprouting Seeds and all other equipment

- £5.10 postage on all orders of combined small seed packs and parcels under £35


Delivery Information

The prices quoted are for UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to parts of Scotland, the Scottish Highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Isle of Wight may incur an additional postage cost to the customer. In such circumstances, we will contact customers to let them know of any additional cost and offer the choice of whether to proceed or cancel their order.

Whenever possible, goods will be dispatched within 1 working day from the date of purchase. Due to our delivery being outsourced, we cannot always guarantee next day delivery, so please allow for this. Please bear in mind there may be delays when ordering over weekends and national holidays when placing your order. If an order is needed for a definite date, please contact us prior to ordering, so we can advise beforehand.

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We will deliver to the address as you enter it and can not accept any liability for late or failed delivery if the quoted address is incorrect. Additional charges will be made for redirection or for re-delivery due to postcode error. We advise that if you are not sure of the address you should check it using the Post Office postcode and address finding service.