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Tag Archives: Edible Flowers
The first edible flower I ever ate was a nasturtium. We had giant nasturtium plants growing in our herb garden, nearly taking over, in fact, and decided we would start consuming the orange and yellow blossoms and leaves. They have a peppery flavor with a little bit of a kick. It’s always fun to discover plants in your own backyard you can eat.
Nasturtiums aren’t the only edible flower that is commonly found in backyards and growing wild. Here is a list of some of the most common. This list is by no means complete, but is meant to be a starting point for further study of the flowers you have in your yard.…Read More...
The other day I post an article on 82 different edible flowers at that time I said that I would write further and explain how some of them can be used. Here are three common edible ornamental flowers that you encounter all the time that can be eaten in an emergency.
Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus – also known as Dianthus) – The petals of carnations can be eaten either raw or cooked. The flavor is slightly peppery and spicy. Miniature carnations have a light clove or nutmeg taste. You can use the carnation petals in salads or even cook them as a vegetable. …Read More...
Yesterday I posted an article on how to hide your gardens from prying eyes. Part of the premise of the article was that today, many people cannot recognize one plant from another. Most people have no idea that so many edible flowers exist.
Now before you run out and start eating the various flowers, you need to do a bit of study. On many of these plants only parts of the plant are edible. I suggest that as you plan your garden you research the various flowers and make sure that you know what parts of the plants are edible. In some it may be the flowers on other the leaves or roots.…Read More...
My wife likes to grow pretty flowers in the front yard and I have a tendency to think of that as a waste of time. So we are working out a compromise and she is planting more flowers that are edible. It is amazing the number of flowers that look good in your yard and are edible. Here is a link to a list of common edible flowers, both wild and domestic.
She recently planted some Chrysanthemums, which are growing quite large and are edible. Chrysanthemum greens have a slightly tangy taste and can be eaten raw or cooked. The leaves are steamed or boiled and used as greens, in Chinese cuisine. …Read More...