We are well in to summer now, even if the weather might sometimes tell you otherwise.! However, there are still plenty of edible flowers that you can sow in July and August to fill your garden or windowbox with beautiful and delicious flowers. See your garden in a whole new way and get eating those flowers!!
Borage is a very decorative plant which grows quickly and easily and provides beautiful blue, star-shaped flowers throughout summer. The flowers and leaves are versatile and have many culinary uses both sweet and savoury, and are extremely popular with bees. Very easy to grow.
“Galaxy” Daisies are a cultivated English daisy which are unusual in that they will flower the first autumn after sowing. Clumps of low-lying green leaves are punctuated by large bright pink or bright white daisies. The flowers are popular with bees and butterflies. Daisies can be enjoyed in salads, used as a garnish, in hot & cold drinks, cakes, desserts and savoury dishes
“Habanera” Daisies are delightful cultivated English daisy with long white or pink petals which curl upwards. A compact plant which is perfect for use as a bedding plant or for growing in containers. Delicious in salads, garnishes, hot & cold drinks, cakes, desserts and savoury dishes.
Kale is a delicious and striking leaf vegetable which adds strong colour and structure to many types of garden. In addition to the leaves,the flowers are highly nutritious and taste fantastic. The leaves have a sweet, slightly peppery, cabbage-like flavour and the flowers are beautifully sweet and tasty. Kale is easy to grow and will provide you with young leaves for salads, larger leaves for cooking and delicate bright yellow flowers for any savoury meal.
Pea Flowers, including Ambassador, are an easy to grow annual vegetable which produce two delicious crops; firstly the sweet tasting and delicate flowers and secondly the tasty mangetout or podded peas. Ambassadors grow lovely, sweet, white flowers and goes on to produce delicious sweet tasting peas. Two crops for the price of one!
Radishes, including French Breakfast and Scarlet Globe, are most commonly grown only for their edible root but few know that the entire plant is edible. Radishes are probably one of the quickest, easiest vegetables and edible flowers to grow. Radish flowers make lovely tasty additions to salads and savoury dishes and allow you to make the most of radish root crops which have gone past their best. Enjoy radishes throughout the life of the plant and harvest three delicious crops: roots, flowers and seed pods.
Runner Beans are tall, vining plants which can grow over two metres high. The plants are most often grown for their green seed pods. However, many people do not realise that they may also eat the mature beans inside, which are delicious cooked in soups or stews, as well as the bright scarlet flowers which make a vibrant addition to many savoury dishes including salads and soups. Runner Beans are a popular plant for the vegetable garden but can also make an extremely attractive edible plant for the ornamental garden.
Our colourful range of “Sorbet” Violas have a combination of striking flowers which can provide colour for much of the year, even flowering during winter in mild conditions. Violas are popular edible flowers, with a wide range of culinary uses. They are most commonly used to decorate cakes and desserts, are ideal for sugaring and beautiful when scattered over salads or used as a garnish.