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Welcome to the world of growing nasturtiums! If you’ve been wanting to add a touch of vibrancy and color to your garden this season, then these cheerful little blooms are just for you. Whether they’re climbing along plain walls or resting gracefully in window boxes, not only will these beautiful flowers bring life to your landscaping – they’ll make it easy too. In the guides below, we walk you through everything you need to know about growing and caring for nasturtiums in your home garden so that pretty soon your outdoor oasis is ready for some of nature’s delight.

How to Use Nasturtiums for Pest Control

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Nasturtiums are multipurpose plants that can help to control pests in your garden the natural way, without chemicals. You can use them as trap crops or to repel unwelcome insects. This guide shows you everything you need to know about using nasturtiums to control 7 common garden pests, such as squash bugs and aphids.

How to Plant and Grow Nasturtium Flowers

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Bright and vibrant, nasturtiums are easy to grow and low maintenance. Nimble and fast growing, they’re fantastic climbers, fillers, spillers, and ground covers. They’re also edible and make an excellent companion plant in the vegetable plot. Learn how to plant and grow nasturtiums in this guide. Read more now.

15 of the Best Nasturtium Varieties

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What better way is there to add color to the veggie garden or jazz up a boring salad than with beautiful nasturtiums? Edible, elegant, and easy to grow, this is the ideal companion plant to brighten up your backyard, with many striking varieties to choose from. Check out our handy roundup of top picks now!

How to Identify and Treat Common Nasturtium Diseases

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The nasturtium is a plant worth protecting, so learn about the diseases it’s prone to and how to defend against them. From bacterial leaf spot to impatiens necrotic spot virus, you will be armed with the knowledge to prevent, diagnose, and stop the spread of common diseases to keep your nasturtiums healthy. Read more.

How to Identify and Manage 9 Common Nasturtium Pests

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The bright, edible blossoms and green or variegated foliage of nasturtiums are as lovely to look at as they are to eat – unless they are plagued by pests. Learn how to recognize and treat nine common nasturtium pests now, and enjoy summer gardens bursting with classic orange, red, and yellow blossoms. Read more.

How to Harvest and Use Edible Nasturtiums

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All parts of the nasturtium plant are edible with flowers available in dozens of appealing shades, from pastels to deep purple, bright orange, and red. Both vining and compact varieties yield blooms for salads or garnishes and seed pods to pickle. Learn how to harvest, and discover tips to encourage the most blossoms.

Should I Deadhead My Nasturtium Plants?

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Nasturtiums are generally low-maintenance, which is one of the things that makes them so nice to have around in the garden. For the most part, you don’t need to worry about pruning or deadheading. But there can come a time when you’ll need to deal with spent flowers, and we’re going to explain when and how. Read more.

How to Care for Nasturtiums in Winter

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Nasturtiums’ bright blooms and rounded leaves bring cheer to the summer garden. However, these edible annuals don’t do well in the winter chill. In order for your plants to survive the colder months, you’ll need to give them some extra care and protection. Get our top tips on how to care for nasturtiums during winter.