Seed GROW Project #2

I can't decide if "Spitfire" is getting too much or too little water. Because I had to leave suddenly for a week, and it took me a little time to get back to a regular care schedule for my plants, a lot of them started disliking me. This nasturtium is under fluorescent grow lights that are on about 16-18 hours each day (from when I wake up to when I crash). I know I have a lot of spider mites around my apartment, but I have not noticed them in the seedling station, and I have been paying particular attention to "Spitfire"--spider mites are what took out my nasturtium last year on my windowsill.

I have plans to put some "Spitfire" seeds at Mr. Yogato and in my community garden. I'm more certain than ever that my hypothesis that the outdoor ones will do better will be true. It's a generally good assumption to make, given the choices. But I would like to prove that nasturtium can grow just fine indoors, too! It might just take more finagling...

I'm growing Nasturtium "Spitfire" for the GROW project. Thanks, to Renee's Garden for the seeds.

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7 Responses to Seed GROW Project #2

  1. Hi! My Spitfire didn't do much better and I grew them in a completely different way. I've always had luck with nasturtiums but Michigan weather is fickle!

  2. I would love to learn that they can do well indoors because they'd look so great in my dining room window! I have my fingers crossed for you!

  3. yours look great compared to mine started indoors under lights. I think your hypothesis is probably correct - I came to the same conclusion after seeing how mine look being started under lights.

  4. I'll keep y'all updated on their progress! They do better in the middle of summer in my windowsill, but then, that's when the spider mites get them. :| It's a toss-up.

    I'm sowing some outside at Mr. Yogato today. We'll see how they do!

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  6. I have never started any inside before either, and they didn't do as well as the ones I direct sowed outside in prior years. They tend to get kind of leggy under lights. Not sure why. I saved some seeds to plant outside too.



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