Sowing Indian cress is very easy. You push the seeds into a part of the garden that you have first hoeed well. For example, you can choose a forgotten corner of the garden. The plant is not demanding as to soil, only too wet soil is not suitable for the young plants. The nasturtium also loves the sun and grows best in a sunny spot.
You should plant the seeds about 30 to 40 centimetres apart, as the plant can grow quite wide and they will get in each other’s way if you sow too close together. Of course, you can thin out or move the young plants later when it is clear which seeds will produce the best plants. The nasturtium can also be planted in a pot. Consider the space needed for a mature plant.
When should you sow nasturtiums?
If it is your first time to sow this plant, it is no problem to buy seeds. The nasturtium is also often used in schools to teach children something more about nature. Buying the seeds is possible the whole year round, but you should sow them in March or April if you want to see flowers the same year. If you choose to sow the nasturtiums in the autumn, they will only start to grow and flower the following spring. Often the plants are of lesser quality because of the winter.