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Sep 30Liked by Jack Wallington

Thanks for the idea of growing nasturtiums under veg. This year I grew tall white cosmos amongst sweet corn - for pollination - looked lovely too. Good harvest for first growing season since moving from Somerset to Argyll.

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Sep 29Liked by Jack Wallington

Absolutely. Last year , our first , we got some help with a cut and then we forked the cuttings into pikes and then one huge one πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ the problem is : then what do you do with the mountain … unless it’s in bales nobody really wants it . We have about 12 builder bags full away and then …..we had to burn it πŸ™ƒ This year : Tups !

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Sep 29Liked by Jack Wallington

Yes . Close by !! We have our neighbours Tups in the meadow and they’re doing a grand job .

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Sep 29Liked by Jack Wallington

Have some Troika red nasturtiums which look wonderful right now. I am collecting the seeds to pickle them (delicious!) but no doubt I will still have lots of self-seeded next year. Hadn't thought of using them between veg, it makes sense.

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Sep 29Liked by Jack Wallington

I’m looking forward to β€œ more β€œ on the meadow subject …. Am also experimenting with sheep …..

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I grow nasturtiums mainly to attract caterpillars and keep them away from other veggies. I planned to sow "Milk Maid" next year as I remember you posting a photo and how pretty it looked. Might still give it a try. I grow dwarf sunflowers around my French climbing beans and they look good. The beans are never attacked by any "nasties"!!! Just checked my leeks -oh heck rust again!!!

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