Climbing nasturtium "Milkmaid" - Tropaeolum majus lobbianum.
Beautiful decorative leaves. Length up to 2.5 m. Flowers are large (up to 5 cm), from milky yellow to creamy white, non-double.
Used to decorate gazebos, balconies, hedges. As an ornamental deciduous plant, it is used to frame flower beds. They are planted in balcony boxes and flowerpots.
Fresh green seeds are eaten and pickled. Flowers and leaves are used for food (in salads and for decorating sweet dishes). It tastes like watercress.
Prefers soils of medium fertility, since on rich soils it greatly increases the green mass and blooms little. Photophilous. Heals the soil from fungal diseases. After it, asters and sweet peas grow better.
Sowing: before sowing, the seeds are poured with hot water (+ 40 + 50 ° C) and left for a day. Grown through seedlings or by sowing into the ground at a distance of 25-30 cm (when the threat of frost has passed).
Nasturtium seeds germinate at temperatures not lower than + 15 ° C. In a potless culture, the transplant does not tolerate well.
Watering at the beginning of growth, loosening, top dressing before flowering with an interval of 7-10 days:
Flowering: abundant from late June to autumn frosts.
Eng.: Climbing nasturtium. Suom.: Köynnöskrassi. Sven.: Krasse, Slinger-.