The fascination of edible blooms is one that engages people with the practice of growing in a new way. After all, everyone is an EATER, while not everyone knows how to plant a seed, tend to it as it grows and then harvest it for human consumption.
As more chefs and hosts incorporate edible flowers into their recipes, the notion that there is a nutritional purpose to many annual, perennial and herbal blooms is catching on.
Johnny’s Seeds, a Slow Flowers partner, has published a great guide to familiar and unfamiliar edible flowers you can grow. Download the resource guide here: Edible Flower Brochure (PDF).
Vegetables & Fruit
Mexican Mint Marigold
Marigold (Standard and Gem)
Scarlet Runner Bean