“Edible flowers add colour, flavour and texture to savoury and sweet dishes, as well as cordials, oils and butters. A wide range of annuals and perennial edible flowers can be grown in the garden from early spring to late autumn.” RHS
*First off the bat, you must be absolutely sure you have identified your flowers correctly before you start stuffing them down your cake hole…if in doubt, don’t.
*Edible flowers are best harvested first thing in the morning after the dew has dried off.
*Generally, only the petals are used, so discard stamens, pistil and calyx of large flowers.
Higgledy Flower School 2016. #29. Edible Annual Flowers To Grow In A Dedicated Patch.
*Malope trifda ‘Vulcan’
The Higgledy Garden Edible Flower Collection. 10 varieties. 20% off. Free shipping. …well…I had to try and sell you something didn’t I?!
*Calendula ‘Art Shades’
*Calendula ‘Indian Prince’
*Cornflower ‘Blue Ball’
*Cornflower ‘Black Ball’
You will find details of how to grow all of these beauties (It’s very straight forward) in the Higgledy Flower School 2016. The school is a collection of free tutorials through the late winter and ‘real time’ growing from the 1st April.