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Any ideas why one nasturtium pot is dying (right hand side) but the other is still looking green? 

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,549

    Could be slug bitten, less water, snapped off from the bottom, sometimes things happen, I would just pull it out and plant something else there.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,335

    The one on the left is in a corner - does it get a little less direct sunlight than the one on the right? - it looks as if it does - my nasturtiums in containers are struggling a bit in this heat - the ones that get a little more shade are noticeably better than the others - I've moved them all into the shade in the hope that they'll recover a bit. image

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  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    They seem to respond like this to the tiniest bit of drought, ive got some in a trough that i thought i had kept well watered, but they look like yours, the ones i have in the ground still look amazing! I think dryness seems to bring them on more quickly and they set seed, could be wrong, its just an observation from my garden image
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Also noticed a difference in different ones in the mixed packs, could just be an earlier one image
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,549

    Mine the same Bekkie, the ones in the runner bean garden are at least 6'long and still trailing, 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Jesse2501Jesse2501 Posts: 150

    I'm thinking overwatering? The thing is they wither so quick with the lovely sunny weather we had during last week, so I gave them plenty of water.... Maybe too much. will it recover? Still a little of summer left I hope. I'm reluctant to put nasturtiums in the ground after all I heard about them spreading everywhere. 

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Ive never been over struck Lyn, but this years have been beautiful, got a lovely orangey pinky red, looks very tropical! image



    Jesse, its possible that any sort of stress could cause it, over watering could do it too, but i wouldnt worry too much, its very possible that its just a wonky batch, unfortunately i doubt it will get better as its an annual and has done its thing now, sorry. I cant remember if this is a type of plant that responds to the length of day, as that could also be a factor.

    You could always treat them as a crop now as the seeds are edible image
  • Jesse2501Jesse2501 Posts: 150

    But what can I plant now in early August Lynn? I've no idea.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

    Hi Jesse, nasturtiums won't take over in the ground, they're annuals and will be gone at the first frost. Easy to cut back or pull up if they go too far.

    For something to plant now I'd go to the GC and see what's there. There's always somethingimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,335

    They don't really 'spread everywhere' in an invasive way - after all, they're not hardy so as soon as there's a frost they die.  They may self seed but the seedlings are so easily identifiable they're easy to remove if you don't want them. image

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