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Everything I read says these plants need poor, sandy soil to do best (more flowers and less leaves, I think they mean). Yet they're supposed to be great companion plants in the veggie garden? I figured I'll just plant them anyway in my nicely augmented soil and hope they do well. What's the deal with this though?
 

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I wonder if because in more fertile soil they do make more leaf growth if that will be the benifit of having them in the garden, could more leaves deter the bugs from the garden or attract the bugs to the plant itself and away from your other plants?

I've had the leaves of nasturtium in salads before, kinda peppery, was a neat addition.
 

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I have planted nasturtiums succesfully in many different gardens, they all did well. They do love sunlight, but I have also had them under trees, they grow, just not as crazily.
 
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