About Nasturtium Alaska
Nasturtiums are now a regular feature in our garden and pots. They have all the features you want in a plant: carefree, edible, and most importantly colorful vibrant flowers. Nasturtium Alaska come in a mix of vibrant shades of yellow, cherry, salmon and crimson. “Alaska” is another favorite of hummingbirds. The University of Illinois puts Nasturtium on their list of deer resistant plants.
Planting and Growing Nasturtium
Make sure your Nasturtium “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is sunny or part shade. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.