Nasturtiums, can I plant the seeds straight into the containers?

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  1. bolero

    bolero New Seed

    Mar 27, 2015
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    I have a very small garden , this year I want to just plant nasturtiums, what I would like to know is ~~~can I plant the seeds straight into the containers they will be staying in please? Also , I am going away for 10 days at the end of May, would that be a suitable time to plant them and leave them ?? I know this sounds extremely naïve but I am just not sure, and I do so want a good display
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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

    Jan 7, 2006
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    North Central Texas, Zone 8a
    Direct planting is good, I have better results doing that than starting seeds indoors and having to harden off and transplant them later.
    Not knowing where you are it's really difficult to give good advice about them. If you can start them now, they will be in bloom before you leave. If you are still in the depths of winter and May is your first chance to put out the seeds then you probably should wait until you get back to make sure there is no chance of a late freeze that could kill the seeds or seedlings.

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