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Nasturtium Seeds - Tom Thumb

£1.15

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.

Shipping & Delivery

Shipping & Delivery


Delivery Costs

Our shipping is broken down into two categories and are dispatched the same or next day as standard.

1. Unlimited "Small" (Garden) Seed Packets:

- Including wooden plant markers and sprouting bags.

- £1.99 - Standard Delivery 2 - 4 business days.

- £4.90 Express Delivery 1 - 3 business days

2. Everything Else - Sprouting and Microgreen Seeds, Growing Equipment, Gifts and Grow Kits:

UK Mainland.

- £3.85 - Standard Delivery (2 - 4 business days) on orders between 0 and 2kg.

- £6.50 - Next Day Courier Service on orders 0 - 4.5kg.

- £8.95 - Next Day Courier Service on orders over 4.5kg.

- Contact us for a quote on orders over 26kgs.

Ireland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.

- £9.45 - Standard Delivery (2 - 4 business days) on orders between 0 and 2kg.

- £23.50 - Standard Delivery on orders 2kg - 26kg.

- Contact us for a quote on orders over 26kg.

The EU, Switzerland and Rest of World.

Get in touch for equipment sales to the EU and the rest of the world for a competitive shipping quote. Unfortunately we cannot yet post seeds outside the UK.


Delivery and Packaging

All products are packaged plastic free as standard. Your garden seeds are sealed for freshness inside white glassine envelopes which are a water/vapour resistant compostable paper product whilst your Microgreen and Sprouting Seeds arrive in resealable zip lock pouches made from GMO free vegetable starch which are further heat sealed to ensure these great products reach you safely!