Archive : Nasturtium seeds

Mar 29 2011 by in Annuals, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 7 comments

Seeds sprouting

Seeds Sprouting

Hi Barbie – I promised I would tell you as soon as I see something happening … and my First Attempt at Planting Seeds appears to be successful! We have little seedlings coming up in the planter box – So far I have about ten coming up of the +/- 30 I planted. I’m moving the planter box to a sunnier position now that I am a little more confident in my [...]

Mar 21 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 20 comments

First attempt at planting seeds

Before

Today I thought I’d try something that I’ve been purposely avoiding … planting seeds. I’ve never planted seeds before in my life – and fear of failure and thereby revealing a serious lack of “green-fingerness” has kept me from trying this. (I do recall planting beans on cotton wool as a child but that’s as far as it went – I have no recollection of what happened to the beans after they [...]

Jan 23 2011 by in Annuals, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 3 comments

Nasturtiums for our Lemon Trees

Nasturtiums

Hey Barbs, I found an amazing tip in this months issue of The Gardener which will help protect our Lemon Trees from aphids and scale. Here’s what they say … Sow Nasturtium or rue seeds at the base of fruit trees. Their presence appears to act as a deterrent to sap-sucking insects like aphids and scale. Concoctions brewed from the leaves of these plants are also used as organic sprays to deter [...]