I’ve been out of town this past week, so am a few days late posting on how I plan to grow ‘Spitfire’ climbing nasturtiums, which were provided to many garden bloggers by Renee’s Garden seeds. This is the first time I’ve participated in a plant trial, so I’m interested to see how they turn out. I’m a fan of Renee’s seeds and have bought many of her vegetable varieties, but this is my first time growing climbing nasturtiums.
After a bit of pondering, I’ve decided to grow them up a string trellis in front of my garage. The past two years, morning glories have grown here and put on a nice show, often growing taller than the trellis, hanging off in the air. Since the morning glories will no doubt come back on their own and these nasturtiums are slightly shorter (4 to 6 feet tall), I’m hoping for a two-toned effect with the flowers climbing around each other. I’m planting some of the seeds in a winter-sowing container outside today, though our weather the last week has been decidedly spring-like, and some indoors under lights. If the rate of germination is high, I may put a few in a pot near my front door, too. I love the look of nasturtiums on the ground, so I’m excited to try this climbing variety.