Edible Flowers

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Does anyone grow edible flowers? I would love suggestions on which are the best to plant and taste the best.
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  • Three Dogs in a Garden Three Dogs in a Garden on Feb 03, 2015
    I have a review of a cookbook that has recipes and information about edible flowers. Hometalk doesn't people to add links, but you can find it in my "Three Dogs in a Garden" blog archives: July 23, 2013.
    • Rav3n Rav3n on Feb 05, 2015
      @Three Dogs in a Garden thank you for the info! I was hoping for some recipe ideas!
  • Nanajan Nanajan on Feb 03, 2015
    Love nasturtiums. So pretty and give a wonderful peppery flavour. I also use violas or "Johnny jump ups". They are great sugared
    • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Feb 05, 2015
      @Nanajan Love nasturtiums! Just haven't eaten any. Thanks for including the taste they provide - I love pepper, too.
  • Rosi McCoy Rosi McCoy on Feb 04, 2015
    Nasturtiums!! So pretty and tasty in a salad.
  • Joan Leahy Joan Leahy on Feb 04, 2015
    Violas aka Johnny jump up are great and once planted here in Lancaster county, pa and return every year. The flowers are on the small side and I pick them with a wide toothed comb to give color and richness to our salads. I cut them back to 2" or so through out the season and have flowers available till frost..
  • Jan Jan on Feb 04, 2015
    pansies,violas and that's all I know
  • Marta Schulenburg Marta Schulenburg on Feb 04, 2015
    borage makes lovely blue flowers and the leaves are also edible, tastes a little like cucumber and flowers are good for your eyes
  • Ida Granny Ida Granny on Feb 04, 2015
    This is the best post ever.
  • April E April E on Feb 04, 2015
    Roses, pansies, violas, hibiscus, calendula, chamomile, lavender,monarda, centurea, squash flowers, okra flowers, honeysuckle, gladiolus, hollyhocks, gardinia, fucshia, and dozens more
  • Rav3n Rav3n on Feb 05, 2015
    Thanks everyone for the great info!! I've learned so much!
  • Connie Connie on Feb 05, 2015
    Squash blossoms are very delicious, the ones that are male (identified by a lack of a bulge right behind the flower) are not going to produce a squash. Just pollinate the females with pollen from males, then make a delicious side from egg wash and flour coated, fried blossoms. You need to remove the pollen producing centers and any green parts before treating them and a good rinse is also essential. I have also made teas from chamomile and lavenders. The rest, I have not personally tried.
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