Nasturtium is an easy-to-grow annual whose leaves and flowers are edible. These plants with their bright greenery and vibrant flowers are good for containers or ground covers.

Nasturtiums are perfect to grow with children because they grow so easily and rapidly.  Plant them in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. They can grow in partial shade, but they will not bloom as well.  Nasturtiums prefer poorer soils and they do not need fertilizers (unless your soil is extremely poor). Fertile soil will produce fewer blooms.

Water regularly throughout the growing season, but be careful not to over-water. Cutting off the faded/dead flowers will prolong blooming.  If you’re growing nasturtiums in containers, they may need to be trimmed back occasionally over the growing season.