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Sumptuous, glamorous, rich, almost-black nasturtium. Use as ground cover or in a container.
This black nasturtium is good in salad and fantastic in smoked haddock fish cakes.
Sow Nasturtium 'Black Velvet' in late spring for summer and autumn picking. It will lightly self-sow. It will attract white fly away from tomatoes and cucumbers.
|Border Position||Back, Ground cover|
|Soil Type||Chalky, Sandy, Neutral|
|Moisture||Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained|
|Sowing, Seeds, Planting||Sow indoors March-April and plant out after last frosts, or direct sow May-July about 2cm (1in) deep in lines or blocks 20cm (8in) apart. They thrive in poor soil.|
|Care Tips||Feed and deadhead to prolong the flowering period. This can be grown in a container pot, and will need a supporting frame.|
|Flowering||June - October, 10-12 weeks from sowing|
|Vase Life||3-4 days.|
|Harvesting||Flower production: 4-5 months.|
|Cooking Notes||The leaves and flowers are edible, with a peppery flavour.|
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