Paris, TN(Zone 6b)

Okay, my nasturtiums were growing like gangbusters in their WS containers- today, the big main leaves have drooped all down and a new little leaf is in the middle peeking out. I've never grown nasturtiums before, so are they supposed to do this? Like cotyledon leaves or something? Or, shall I snag them and pot them up as they are nearly as tall as the soda bottle tops!

Soil is damp, no mold or anything on the surface, and the roots look good. They just ...collapsed.

:(

~Sunny

Ellicott City, MD(Zone 7a)

Sunny: You can pot them up if you want to. I didn't do anything special with my Nasties from last year, however mine were grown in a milk jug. I just planted them out as a h.o.s.

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6a)

And are they in full sun? I'd put them in the shade if they're stressed for some reason.

Karen

Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

When did you sow them Sunny? What did you sow them in?

Paris, TN(Zone 6b)

I sowed them 12/22 - in a 2 liter soda bottle (like most of my others) They grew extremely tall, several of the sprouts. There is no top on the bottle and it has side air vents and bottom drainage vents.

On another note, our garage door malfunctioned two nights ago and I lost all of my begonias that were brought inside for the overnight freezing temps :(

~Sunny

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6a)

Were the nasties subjected to the freezing temperatures that night, too? You mentioned that they had grown "like gangbusters". Could the leaves have been in contact with the sides of the container? That will give them frost bite and maybe lose those leaves.

Karen

Paris, TN(Zone 6b)

You know, that may be the key Karen. The leaves looked just like they melted, the same as my begonia leaves. Hmmm. I think I'll watch them in a protected area for a few days and see if the middle leaves continue to grow - if so I'll just pull those larger ones out and let the little ones continue to grow. I'll have to remember that going forward, to plant things more towards the center of the soda container, rather than the external ring like I did with these.

Thanks you guys, for the help!

~Sunny

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