A little about nasturtiums
An amazing flower - Nasturtium can capture your imagination. Homeland nasturtium is Central and South America. Once in Russia this flower was brought from the Netherlands, and now Nasturtium decorates flowerbeds, gardens, household plots.
Beautiful hooded flowers, for which Nasturtium was given the second name - Capuchin (Hood) - thinning pleasant fragrance and give the view a rich palette of bright, rich colors. Flowers can be macrose, simple, semi-maximum, depending on the type of plant, of which there are more than 90.
Flowers nasturtiums are given as bouquets and, even, eaten as food.
Nasturtium is perennial plant for southern regions and annual plant in Russian climate. Since the form of nasturtium is similar to a liana, it is used for decorative design of fences, walls, sidewalks, porches and pergolas. Nasturtium inspires poets and artists to creativity with its delicate, fragrant flowering.
Beneficial properties of the plant
If you list the medicinal properties of this unique flower, you can get lost among the various beneficial effects: nasturtium infusion and decoctions treat bronchitis, kidney, sclerosis, cholelithiasis. Nasturtium kills pathogenic microbes, improves metabolism and immunity. Essential oils of nasturtium normalize blood circulation in the veins.
Even in your garden nasturtium will protect vegetable plantings of tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, potatoes, beans, pumpkins from pests: whitefly, aphids, Colorado potato beetle and cabbage moths. Nasturtium nectar will attract beneficial insects in the garden. In addition, nasturtiums are good for the soil.
Planning and care of nasturtiums
Planning this beautiful plant is possible by sowing in spring in the open ground, as well as through seedlings and by cuttings.
Mid May is a great time to plant nasturtiums. Sufficiently large seeds are put into wells about 20 mm deep, between which the distance of 0,25-0,3 m is observed. In a well placed 3 or 4 seeds. Water the nasturtium with warm water. After 7-15 days the first seedlings germinate.
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If you grow nasturtium through seedlings, the main thing - provide her with good lighting, and sow the seeds in peat pots, so that immediately with them to transplant the plant in the open ground. After planting in the open ground nasturtium should be systematically abundantly watered. Later the frequency of watering is reduced.
The proper care of nasturtium involves making natural, organic fertilizers in the soil. Remember that nasturtiums should not be fertilized with nitrogen, because this will activate the growth of leaves contrary to the development of buds. To ensure healthy flowering buds, you need to apply special fertilizers. And for healthy soil and plants - use only environmentally friendly fertilizers!
The complex organomineral fertilizer "Reasil ®" for flowering plants containing natural humic acids will increase the brightness of flowers, stimulate the active development of leaves and buds, increase photosynthesis and respiration. For better formation of fruits and seeds well suited drug Florist "bud" - a special liquid fertilizer with macro-and micronutrients for abundant flowering of ornamental plants.
Let nasturtiums decorate your garden and vegetable garden with bright, healthy, medicinal flowers!
We wish you pleasant days of harvest care!
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