It's time for the August update for the 'Spitfire' nasturtiums I'm growing along with other gardeners across the country for the GROW Project. From looking at many participating gardeners' results so far, it would seem that I'm having a similar experience as most of the others.
I'm very impressed with Christina Salwitz's nasturtiums. No wonder she's the Personal Gardening Coach! I'm also a little envious, because my nasturtiums don't look like hers.
They got off to a great start, and they've been blooming just fine, but they've yet to "climb" or vine in any way. I thought they'd be at least halfway up the teepee trellis I made for them by now.
They're still exhibiting variations in bloom color. Some are lighter, but I prefer the darker.
I like 'Spitfire' but I was hoping they'd climb more than they have. I might grow them next year and have them vine down instead of having them try to climb up.
First bloom: June 12
Days to bloom: 55