Kitchen Botanicals

Nasturtium, Jewel Mix

Have you been amazed by the colorful flowers from your neighbor’s backyard? Say no more! Jewel Mix Nasturtium are definitely a must have.

Flowers that are bright red, orange, pink and yellow and grow 2” wide can light up your garden. It is an annual flower seed that blossoms in June until the first frost. Its leaves are round in shape and are edible! Yes! Both the flower and the leaves can be eaten!

HOW TO GROW JEWEL MIX NASTURTIUM?

In spring, you can plant the seeds directly under the sun. It is not suggested that you start growing them indoors because they cannot be transplanted well. Soak the flower seeds in water overnight before sowing them. Plant the flower seeds ½ inch deep. The flowers typically appear after 8 to 12 weeks after being sown. When the climate is cooler, the plant needs to be in an area in your garden where it gets direct sunlight. When you’re in a region that is mostly hot, the shade in the afternoon is what the plant prefers.

3 g (~22 seeds)

Sowing Rate. 1 to 2 seeds per plant.

Germination Time. 7 to 14 days.

Germination Temp. 60 to 65° in Fahrenheit or 16 to 18 in Celsius.

Type of Soil. A well-drained soil that has pH 6.1 to 7.8.

Plant Spacing. Spaces in each plant should be 8 to 12 inches.

Light Requirement: It requires shade from the sun.


WHEN TO HARVEST THE FLOWERS?

You’ll know they’re ready to harvest when the flowers are all bloom and open. Both the flower and leaves are edible but make sure to wash them before eating.