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Comments On - Eat Your Flowers!


Nasturtium seems to be popular even for chefs.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 4/12/2014 6:08:32 PM
Very interesting
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 1/19/2013 7:29:57 AM
I wonder if all those flowers from days of old were merely for looks. Did they use them in their daily lives? Eating, spicing and whatnot with them? Something to think about when I am scoffing at the waste of all that work growing something just to look at... Oo
Jenna, Hugo, OK
Posted: 8/27/2012 3:52:01 PM
Have a friend that uses flowers all the time, I use them a great deal of time, makes a plating look great and many flowers have a taste that no other food has.
Carl, Livermore, CA
Posted: 12/4/2011 12:31:52 PM
While taking a tour of an organic farm, the owner gave us society garlic flowers to eat. I was hesitant at the thought of eating raw garlic. But the flowers were sweet and mild like baked garlic cloves.
Diana, Vista, CA
Posted: 8/27/2011 12:18:58 PM
David, Not only are the dandelion greens edible, but so are the flowers. They taste sweet, similar to clover - which has both flowers and leaves that are also quite edible. I haven't tasted the mint flowers yet, but when I gave my bunnies some mint - flowers and all - they gobbled it right up!
Alinda Sue, Tacoma, WA
Posted: 8/24/2011 9:28:53 AM
whatever would i do without my nasturiums...they grow almost year round in l.a...always use for garnish...only once backfired when delivering dinner plates to a bunch of my son's young teenage friends...someone's garnish was home to a slug...not such good press on that meal
joann, los angeles, CA
Posted: 7/29/2011 9:42:26 AM
Try the nasturtiums first- so easy to grow from seed almost anywhere.
Judy, South Salem, NY
Posted: 7/29/2011 6:38:06 AM
Judy, I had no idea flowers could be eaten. It sure surprised me how many flowers (and weeds?) there are that can be eaten and even taste good I guess. I always knew that dandelion greens could be eaten but wow there sure are lots of other flowers that can be eaten. It certainly would put color into a salad that's for sure. I just may have to look into growing more edible flower for the salads.

Have a great flower salad day.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 7/29/2011 5:25:25 AM
Wish they'd done their thing on our fava patch!! Still, we had enough.
Judy, South Salem, NY
Posted: 7/28/2011 2:25:05 PM
Nasturtiums are such a colourful and cherry addition to my vege garden and I must say I overplanted them. i enjoy munching away on them as i weed. But did you know they are a companion plant to most crops and deter aphids, squash bugs, cucumber beetle, cabbage maggot, mexican bean beetle, white fly, asparagus beetle and wooly aphids. as a trap for black aphids they are not so edible.
Ellen, Toronto, ON
Posted: 7/28/2011 5:57:59 AM

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