Story: Edible Flowers
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.