Edible Flowers in your Organic
Garden Add Color and Flavor
There are many common garden flowers that are
edible and even tasty. Flowers are rich in nectar and pollen, and some are high
in vitamins and minerals. For instance, rosesï¿½especially rose hipsï¿½are very high
in vitamin C, marigolds and nasturtiums contain vitamin C, and dandelion
blossoms contain vitamins A and C. My personal favorites are nasturtiums and
Edible flowers should be picked as fully open flowers in the cool of the day,
after the dew has evaporated. It is best to sample several flowers before
harvesting. Flowers grown in different locations can have different tastes,
because of different soil types, fertilization, and environmental conditions.
Some flowers are are toxic, so don't eat any flower unless you are certain about
its identity. People allergic to pollen or those with athsma should remove the
pistils and stamen of flowers before eating
Use flowers that are grown organically.