Pride season has started here in DC, which means I'm in the final planning stages for Pride Green committee stuff. That's my way of saying "whoa, busy."
So, although I have seen how wonderfully the "Spitfire" nasturtium from Renee's Garden are doing in the window planter at Mr. Yogato, I don't have a picture more recent than 14 May, shortly after the seeds germinated (left). There are about a dozen little plants next to corn and hollyhocks that are growing alright, but not amazingly. I think the nasturtium will do better, because the window planter doesn't get much water when it rains--I have to water it manually, and let me tell you, that doesn't happen as often as it needs to!
Well, at least, not at Mr. Yogato and my community garden. It happens at just about the right frequency at work, and way too much in my living room. The fungus gnats are ridicucrazy, but then, so are the spider mites. But, the "Spitfire" in my window (although the old leaves yellow and fall off with alarming speed) hasn't had spider mites yet. That's what got my nasturtium last year, so I consider this to be a success, so far. The leaf size is much smaller than that of the nasturtium at Mr. Yogato--in my window, they're about an inch across. At Mr. Yogato, they're about an inch and a half, two inches across. They get a lot more late-afternoon sun at Mr. Yogato, whereas my apartment gets morning and early-afternoon sun.
Neither has flowered, but there's time, yet!
I'm growing Nasturtium "Spitfire" for the GROW project. Thanks, to Renee's Garden for the seeds.
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