Edible Flowers

Story: Edible Flowers
Episode: 3
Presenter: Lydia Pethick
Air Date: 4 September2021

Whether you’re using them to add colour to your garden, practice companion planting or to finish your desserts with a delicate garnish, edible flowers are a wonderful way to brighten up your home.

  • Lorraine created her thriving edible garden less than two years ago. It has an inspired collection of edible flowers frequently used in Lorraine’s own home dishes.
  • Nasturtiums are extremely easy to grow, blooming in winter and spring. Most of the plant can be eaten – the peppery leaves are nutritious, the seed pods can be pickled and the flowers can be used in salads.
  • Other fantastic edible plants include the colourful pansies, pineapple sage, violas, snapdragons, as well as broad bean and pea flowers.
  • Lavender is more famous for its scent – a sweet, floral and woody smell. They taste beautiful infused into butter cookies or added to cakes.
  • Ensure your edible flowers have not been sprayed with chemicals. Avoid harvesting flowers from roadsides. When in doubt with an edible flower, leave it out.
  • Blending the lines between food and art, edible flowers are a delight to behold.