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Beginner Flowers: How soon can I direct-sow my nasturtium seeds outdoors?

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phuggins
Fairmont, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 4, 2013
4:10 PM

Post #9472059

The instructions on the packet say "wait until after last frost", but I did read somewhere that they can be sowed the same time as peas--which in this area is usually around March 15. Any ideas?

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

April 5, 2013
4:29 AM

Post #9472437

It's usually recommended to plant after last frost and that's when I've planted mine. They don't tolerate a hard freeze but will usually sprout back after a light frost or freeze. They like warm days and cool nights and stop flowering during summer in hot summer areas.
WeeNel
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

April 14, 2013
4:06 PM

Post #9483895

We have such a varied climate here in Scotland so as a general year, I wait and plant my seeds just as soon as I see the weed seedlings apear, nature normally knows better than us impatient gardeners as Ive made the mistake of planting seeds too early many times before.
Good luck. WeeNel.

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