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Any ideas why one nasturtium pot is dying (right hand side) but the other is still looking green?
Could be slug bitten, less water, snapped off from the bottom, sometimes things happen, I would just pull it out and plant something else there.
The one on the left is in a corner - does it get a little less direct sunlight than the one on the right? - it looks as if it does - my nasturtiums in containers are struggling a bit in this heat - the ones that get a little more shade are noticeably better than the others - I've moved them all into the shade in the hope that they'll recover a bit.
Mine the same Bekkie, the ones in the runner bean garden are at least 6'long and still trailing,
I'm thinking overwatering? The thing is they wither so quick with the lovely sunny weather we had during last week, so I gave them plenty of water.... Maybe too much. will it recover? Still a little of summer left I hope. I'm reluctant to put nasturtiums in the ground after all I heard about them spreading everywhere.
But what can I plant now in early August Lynn? I've no idea.
Hi Jesse, nasturtiums won't take over in the ground, they're annuals and will be gone at the first frost. Easy to cut back or pull up if they go too far.
For something to plant now I'd go to the GC and see what's there. There's always something
They don't really 'spread everywhere' in an invasive way - after all, they're not hardy so as soon as there's a frost they die. They may self seed but the seedlings are so easily identifiable they're easy to remove if you don't want them.
Edible seeds, I've been picking off the seeds all summer to prolong flowering, then dumping the pods! Lol. Oops. Are sweet peas better idea for next year?
I can't see the size of those containers, sweetpeas are need more to keep them going well than nasturtiums
the pots are just the plastic windowsill ones from common DIY retailers. I think I will plant more next year though as they had loads of attention from the bees this year, which I was delighted about. Maybe I'll plant one pot of nasturtiums and one of sweet pea. Worth a try. Ah well that's all for next year. Thanks guys for your advice. Guess I'll just let them do their thing till the end of the summer now.
Thanks Bekkie, i'll have a look at them.
Sometimes it just happens that way unless you can identify a specific problem.
I have a lovely row of Mangetouts ........the first 10 look good and have produced well but the last 3 looked ok for a while ( and even gave me a few pods ) but then threw up their leaves in horror and died.... no obvious reason
You can pickle Nasturtium seeds as a substitute for capers. Never had them myself, but I get through so many jars of capers perhaps I should try
I've been doing it ever since I was a small child so that makes over half a century!
Just a jam jar of vinegar (I use cider vinegar nowadays) and pop the seeds in when they're the size of peas - just keep adding them as they're ready.
Dove, do you have to cook them at all? ...and I'm sure it can't be half a century