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How to Grow Edible Flowers

by on June 25, 2012

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When we grow in urban gardens, sometimes it is easy to focus only on vegetables, herbs and fruits when there are plenty of other options that will help to beautify your landscape as well. While you might not immediately be inclined to grow flowers in your limited urban space, if you take a moment to consider how many beautiful flowers are actually edible, you will begin to see your garden in a whole new light. We thought we would start the week by sharing some of our favorite edible flowers. From the perfect addition for a relaxing herbal tea to unusual colors and textures for your summer salads, you might just be surprised by what you find on the list:

Vegetable, Fruit & Herb Flowers

We have been enjoying the produce from these plants for years, but did you know that you can also eat the blossoms from these urban garden favorites?

  • Artichoke
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Capers
  • Chamomile
  • Chives
  • Citrus
  • Garlic scapes
  • Okra
  • Squash
  • Zucchini

 

Floral Favorites

Don’t miss the chance to impress your friends and family with your garden knowledge and use some of these flower garden favorites in the kitchen!

  • Chrysanthemum
  • Daisy
  • Dandelion
  • Daylily
  • Dianthus
  • Hibiscus
  • Honeysuckle
  • Jasmine
  • Lilac
  • Pansy
  • Sunflower
  • Violet

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