RM3.00, 5 seeds
Seeds origin: UK
Ideal for: Basket, bedding, borders, children, containers
Special features: Edible flowers
Height: 8 feet
See Nasturtium Climbing Mixed in miruku's Garden here.
These long-flowering vigorous climbing plants look spectacular when trained over walls, fences and hedges. They lack tendrils, but will scramble happily over trellis work, sheds, fences etc.
Sow outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 20mm (¾in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart. 20-29C (68-86F).
They flower most freely in poor dryish soils.
The leaves taste like watercress, the flowers add a spicy touch to salads and the green seeds can be chopped and used with parsley as a garnish or made into a substitute for capers.