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Grow Edible Flowers

By wildflowers
March 22, 2013

Maybe you've been considering the addition of edibles to your garden, but you aren't willing to give up the beauty that only flowers can provide. The solution: Grow edible flowers! This list of edible flowers can easily be grown in your garden. In fact, some of them might already be growing there.

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 21, 2013 8:24 PM CST
Loved this article. I never thought of eating daylily, impatiens or elderberry blooms. I also didn't know about the blooms on Red Runner beans. Are the other green bean blooms eatable?
Two of my favorites are borage and nasturtium blooms. Lovey dubby
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woofie
Mar 21, 2013 8:48 PM CST
I love nasturtiums in salads! Both the blooms and the leaves. I think they taste like radish,
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 21, 2013 9:21 PM CST
They are aslo delicious in a sandwich.
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LindaTX8
Mar 21, 2013 10:40 PM CST
One of my favorite garden flower snacks, Turk's Cap! Delicious, but I leave most of them for the hummingbirds and butterflies!
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I'll have to try some herb flowers this year. Thanks for all that good info!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 21, 2013 10:47 PM CST
I didn't know that about Turk's Cap. Hurray!
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wildflowers
Mar 22, 2013 7:26 AM CST
I didn't know that about Turk's cap either! Hurray! I lost my plant and now I need to find a new one! Lol!

But, there are lots of edible wildflowers.

Right now some of my favorites are starting to bloom; Spring Beauty (Claytonia sp.) and violets. Wild onions should be coming up soon, I really love those!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 22, 2013 7:40 AM CST
Yummm, the list just gets longer. Hurray!
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wildflowers
Mar 22, 2013 3:27 PM CST
valleylynn said:Loved this article. I never thought of eating daylily, impatiens or elderberry blooms. I also didn't know about the blooms on Red Runner beans. Are the other green bean blooms eatable? Lovey dubby


Yes, Lynn, bean blossoms are edible. Thumbs up They do have a bean flavor, but more sweet. I'm usually too worried about getting enough beans to grow, so don't usually eat the flowers.

Hilarious!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 22, 2013 5:56 PM CST
You can bet on it, I will be trying out some of the bean blossoms this summer. Hurray!

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