Nasturtium – Alaska Mixed (flowering herb that taste peppery)
O hai! Anyone else here growing Nasturtium, Alaska Mixed? I like to walk all around Toronto, and strangely, while I've noticed a lot of people growing 'normal' Nasturtium, I have yet to encounter the Alaska Mixed specimen, which has marbled leaves. I picked that because I was growing them from seeds, and I didn't want to wait until the flowering period to see something pretty. I would like to apologize in advance for my poor quality photographs, the weather has been wonky (bad lighting) and I've been busy and I r not a photographer; Nasturtium - Alaska Mixed - Yellow Photo Taken; 2008 July. Flower grown from McKenzie Seeds around mid April. Nasturtium - Alaska Mixed - Apricot Photo Taken; 2008 July. Flower grown from McKenzie Seeds around mid April. I started them in egg cartons...took a few days for the first sign of life to show. I wanted to ask if anyone else has this variety because my Nasturiums are so SMALL. The package said they'll be 20-30 cm, but mine are like, palm sized, the whole plant. I wonder if I had stunted them when I had transplanted them so late (I had a seasonal job with a gardening center during May and didn't transplant MY plants until the end of it). Or if it was the poor drainage during the week of rainstorms (Google Results reports that Nasturtiums shouldn't be allowed to dry out...but this variety 'tolerate poor soil and drought conditions). Or the aphid farms the ants keep trying to start.