Want to dress up your meals with flowers? Here are some edible flowers that you can grow and harvest for the kitchen.
Alliums include garlic, onions, chives, and scallions. The florets will come off easily by removing the stem from the flower cluster.
Bee Balm is part of the mint family, and gives a minty flavor. Their flowers are bright red, purple and pink.
Borage is an herb that tastes like cucumber. They’re great in fruit salads, green salads, or can be frozen in ice cubes to add to drinks.
Like small daisies, the English chamomile tastes like apples. Those allergic to ragweed should avoid chamomile.
Johnny Jump-ups & Pansies
Johnny jump-ups and pansies have a wintergreen taste and are excellent for decorating cakes and desserts.
The wonderful thing about mint is that you can also eat the flowers. This goes for all flowers in the mint family (hence Bee Balm is edible too). They are great in teas, as they also help with upset stomachs.
Nasturtium flowers have a peppery taste. They come in many colors and go well in salads, even the leaves!
Excited to add these flowers to your repertoire of recipes? Get planting today!