In the next issue of Permaculture magazine (PM88), organic and no dig gardener, Stephanie Hafferty, explains how easy it is to grow edible flowers that are healthy for both you and your garden. She also shares her favourite recipes, from
Below are some of her beautiful photographs showing edible flowers that you can grow at home.
Borage (Borage officinalis) - annual - tastes like cucumber
Borage (Borage officinalis)
Nasturtium (Nasturtium) - peppery flavour
Peas (Pisum sativum) - slightly sweet flavour
Marigolds / calendula (Calendula officinalis) - tangy, citrus taste
Roses (Rosa) - sweet and fragrant
Wasabi rocket - spicy
Viola/heartease (Viola/Viola tricolor) - tastes a little like lettuce
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) - intense and sweet
Courgette flowers (Curcubita) - sweet and nutty
Sage (Salvia officinalis) - strong and savoury
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) - light and spicy
Stephanie Hafferty is an organic no dig gardener, writer and teacher. She lives as self sufficiently as possible growing food on her allotment and in the gardens of her ex-council house, where she lives with her teenage kids. She also helps Charles Dowding at Homeacres.
Stephanie Hafferty's new book, No Dig Organic Home and Garden, co-authored with Charles Dowding, is out in now. It is available from here: http://www.green-shopping.co.uk/no-dig-organic-home-garden.html