How to Sow Nasturtium Seeds
So the other thing we’re going to set and other beneficial plant for your garden is the nasturtium. Now this is a variety called peach melba, and I’m going to treat these slightly different because they’re quite a big seed. And they don’t particularly respond to being disturbed once they’re growing. I’m going to set these in modules so that we don’t have to disturb them. All we’ll do is pot them out the module straight into another pot, ready for going outside. So this is sort of a homemade propagator. And I think this had donuts or something in it. So I’ve got a, I bought the tray and I bought the modular tray. You can use like little yogurt pots or anything you want really toilet rolls, whatever you want to use. I just got this one spare.
So that’s what I’m going to use today. Yeah, yeah. Perfect. Yeah, you just want to make sure you’ve got drainage in both All you have to be careful of is if you put it inside on a windowsill, but you get one of these that’s not got drainage in that. What? These have your modules half so that any water access water will drain into your tray and it won’t go out onto the windowsill and down your wall. So just have to be careful. We’re going to keep that going to stay in there. Yet these are so that’s that. So I’m just going to pop some peat free compost there. Just fill each module. No need to firm it down. It’s because it is quite a fine compost for setting seeds. So all you need to do that is just tap it and see if I could just sink a little bit. And that’s exactly what you need.
So, the nasturtium seed… it’s quite a bulky seed. So as you can see. As I say, this one’s called peach Melba, which is quite a nice variety of it not given these before, so something new. And what I want to do is just for now, I’m just going to lay a seed in the center of each module. They’re really easy to handle because of the size of them. I’m just going to double check the depth that there should be set at. So I’ve got a couple three spare there. So just in case any of these don’t come, we can always replant them. Yeah. You only need one in each. If you want, you can put two in each and just pull out the one. That’s the weakest one. Well, I think with a seed this side, size, and just plant in each, you know, hopefully they’ll all come, But if I don’t, actually I’ve got three or four that can replant. If they don’t come, don’t just pop it straight into the same compost because it’ll be wet and soggy just replace that little bit of compost and then put a new seed in. And obviously, when when the seeds start growing, they’ll take up moisture from the compost.
If the seed doesn’t grow, it just stays wet and it can harbor diseases and things. So you’re better off to empty that module out and refill it with fresh compost. Yeah. So it says to cover the seedlings with half an inch or one and a half centimeters of compost, so all I’m going to do. I’m just going to slightly push those in just one and a half centimeters, approximately. So you’re making good contact contact with the compost anyway because you’re pushing the seed into the compost, you’ve no need to be, exact, don’t lose any sleep about it. And then all you’re going to do then is just throw some compost over the top level, it over, and just shake it to settle it and then just wipe any excess off. And that’s that all you need to do, then label it again and give it a watering and then pop your top on and again.