I have three packets of nasturtiums this year, a "jewel mix" from Pinetree and two climbing types (a home-saved "moonlight" and Renee's Garden "Spitfire"). I am tempted to select just a few from each pack and press my luck, or start some early indoors, but I will wait. I have too many garden chores ahead of me in these coming weeks to add another set of seedlings to fret over. To everything, there is a season, and for nasturtiums, it will be May.
Today I am resowing my sorrel, which did not come up, either in the cold frame or in the unprotected ground. It counts as my first failure of 2010, along with watercress (became leggy and died within a week) and Passiflora foetida (nary a seed germinated). On a more successful note, my first sowing of Cupani's Orginal sweet peas is already bursting out of the ground among the the asparagus spears. Today I am starting more sweet peas, including my windowbox mix. I will also sprinkle nigella and poppies in my front bed, and add borage and seasoning celery to my herb garden. Hopefully all this activity will slake my seed-lust, if only for a little while.