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Is nasturtium suitable for the balcony? Tips & Tricks

Is nasturtium suitable for the balcony? Tips & Tricks

The nasturtium is very suitable for balcony planting. You have the choice between numerous flower colors and different growth forms. So you are sure to find the right plant for your balcony or terrace.

The large nasturtium, traditionally planted in cottage gardens, grows very luxuriantly and forms long tendrils. It delights with numerous bright yellow to orange flowers. If you would like to enjoy this variety on your balcony, then you should have plenty of space and give the plant a climbing aid to the side.

Prerequisite for balcony planting

The nasturtium particularly likes a sunny to semi-shady location but also thrives quite well in the shade. Adjust the size of the plant to the available space. In nurseries and specialist shops you will find a large selection of different varieties of nasturtium, mostly in the form of seeds. Be inspired by the offer.

If you have a small balcony, then choose a variety with a compact, bushy growth habit. For example, there are varieties with a growth height of about 30 cm (11 inches). Other species, on the other hand, grow up to 2 meters (6.5 feet). Of course, these plants need a lot of space and a climbing aid.

Taking care of your nasturtium on the balcony

Make sure that the plant pot of your nasturtium is large enough. A climbing plant needs good stability and also more nutrients than a small plant. A regular dose of fertilizer can be quite useful.

If you also want to eat your nasturtium, then do not use chemical fertilizers but only natural ones. Also, remember to water your nasturtiums frequently, but avoid waterlogging in any case. Your nasturtium does not tolerate them at all.

Tips for nasturtiums on the balcony:

  • choose a short-growing variety for small balconies
  • Provide climbing aid for lushly growing plants
  • Adjust pot size to plant size
  • water sufficiently
  • possibly fertilize
  • Avoid waterlogging

Tips

If you are looking for something special for your balcony, then sow nasturtiums with white or black flowers.

I studied horticulture at the University of Guelph and in my free time I plant everything that has roots on a piece of land. The topic of self-sufficiency and seasonal nutrition is particularly close to my heart. Favorite fruit: quince, corner, and blueberry Favorite vegetables: peas, tomatoes, and garlic