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Post by Lottie on 12th November 2009, 9:19 am

Below is a list of flowers you can eat Very Happy But do make sure you are certain what they are, and that they're not covered in some awful pest or disease spray, and basically use yer bonce.. Wink

Marigolds (calendula)
Violets
Dandelions
Day lillies
Daisy (english ones Bellis perennis)
Fuschia hybrids
Sorrel flowers
Most herb flowers, in fact I can't find one that isn't but check before eating!
Hibiscus
Hollyhock
Honeysuckle
Impatiens
LIlac
Peony
Roses
Sunflower buds apprently are yummy
And veg flowers, eg Courgette, Squash

Blimey there are loads! Shocked

But!! May I say again, be certain as to what your flowers are
if in doubt leave out!

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Post by MrsNesbitt on 12th November 2009, 9:59 am

Here

are some great ways to use edible flowers in various recipes
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Post by Nick B on 12th November 2009, 10:09 am

They have been using Rose's in cooking for a long time, not only rose but others I've seen in books that back in Tudors used then alot as did in Elizabeth 1st time.
I think I may have gone off on the wrong way sorry Embarassed
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Post by Penny on 13th November 2009, 12:32 am

How lovely!! Perhaps there will be more coming in.

I have lilacs and roses (not in the veggie garden) so that's another thing to explore. Never thought of planting violets in with the veggies. I do use the violet blossoms for spring greens salads.

Thanks ever so much.

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