This year I'm participating in the Seed GROW Project put together by MrBrownThumb. Renee's Garden donated a packet of Climbing Nasturtium "Spitfire" seeds to all participants. I got my packet weeks ago, but today is the official starting date.
I am really excited to get going. I'm going to start them indoors in paper egg cartons like I did for my nasturtiums last year. It will happen this week, I just didn't have time to do it before I left town for the holiday.
I have high expectations for this variety. Last year I grew a bush type of nasturtium, and it didn't really spread out or hang down at all from the edge of the balcony planters. So this year I'm excited to see if these will cascade down. I also want to try training them to grow up a trellis and frame the sliding doors with them. I think it will be really pretty. I have 37 seeds (5gm) to work with.
Renee's Garden also sent a packet of seeds for Double Cosmos "Rose Bon Bon." I haven't grown cosmos before, but they're supposedly good cut flowers. Having flowers I could cut and do nicely in a vase was something I missed planning for last year. I just have to figure out where to put them.
"I'm growing Nasturtium "Spitfire" for the GROW project. Thanks, to Renee's Garden for the seeds."
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