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Sprinkling Flavor & Beauty: A Guide to Growing Edible Flowers in Your Garden

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

Who says gardens are just for looking at? Let's make them delicious! That's right, we're talking about the latest gardening trend – edible flowers! And trust me, it's not just for bees and butterflies anymore.
If you're a fan of cooking and love experimenting with new flavors, then edible flowers are the perfect ingredient to add some pizzazz to your meals. Not only are they a feast for the eyes, but they also offer a unique touch to any dish.

Choosing the right flower for your garden is key. The most popular edible flowers include nasturtiums, pansies, roses, borage, calendula, and chamomile. Not only are they easy to grow and maintain, but they'll also add a stunning pop of color to your garden.

I have always been a big fan of flowers and the way they bring life and color to the garden, that’s why I was so intrigued when I found out about edible flowers! They come in many different colors and shapes, and they add a unique touch to any dish or glass.

If you’re like me and love to cook, then you know that the right ingredients can make all the difference. Edible flowers are the perfect ingredient to add some excitement to your dishes. Whether it’s a salad, a sandwich, or even a smoothie, these flowers will bring a new dimension of flavor and color to your food.

So, how do you grow edible flowers in your garden? The first step is to choose the right type of flower. Some of the most popular edible flowers are nasturtiums, pansies, roses, borage, calendula, and chamomile. These flowers are easy to grow and maintain, and they add a beautiful touch to your garden.

Growing edible flowers is not only fun and easy but also a great way to make use of your garden’s full potential. Here are some of our favorite edible flowers to grow in the garden:

Nasturtiums: These bright and vibrant flowers add an herbal spicy flavor complementary to salads, soups, and dips. They also make a beautiful addition to any garden, with their bright orange, yellow, and red blooms.
Pansies: These delicate flowers add a sweet and mild flavor to salads, desserts, and drinks. They come in a variety of colors, from yellow and blue to purple and red, making them a great choice for adding a pop of color to your garden.
Roses: This classic flower adds a subtle, sweet flavor to teas, jams, and syrups. The petals of many varieties of roses are edible, including red, pink, yellow, and white.
Lavender: This fragrant flower adds a floral and slightly sweet flavor to desserts, teas, and savory dishes. It also makes a beautiful addition to any garden, with its delicate purple blooms.
Marigolds: These sunny yellow and orange flowers are known to add a spicy, tangy flavor to soups, stews, and salads. They’re also great for adding color to your garden and keeping pests at bay.

When it comes to harvesting your edible flowers, make sure to pick them at their peak of freshness, usually in the early morning. Be sure to wash them thoroughly and use them within a few days for the best flavor and quality.

Growing edible flowers in your garden is a fun and exciting way to bring some new life to your food. Not only are they a beautiful addition to your garden, but they also add some flavor and excitement to your dishes. So, go ahead! Get your hands dirty and start growing your edible flowers today!

❀ Live your best botanical life from the garden to the kitchen ❀

Happy gardening!

Danielle Fischer


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