Grow and Eat Delicious and Beautiful Edible Flowers

Stephanie Hafferty
Friday, 22nd April 2016

Organic and no-dig gardener, Steph Hafferty, shares her favourite edible flowers. See PM88 for her favourite recipes.

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.

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Borage (Borage officinalis) - annual - tastes like cucumber

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Borage (Borage officinalis)

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Nasturtium (Nasturtium) - peppery flavour

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Peas (Pisum sativum) - slightly sweet flavour

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Marigolds / calendula (Calendula officinalis) - tangy, citrus taste

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Roses (Rosa) - sweet and fragrant

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Wasabi rocket - spicy

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Viola/heartease (Viola/Viola tricolor) - tastes a little like lettuce

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Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) - intense and sweet

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Courgette flowers (Curcubita) - sweet and nutty

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Sage (Salvia officinalis) - strong and savoury

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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. http://stephaniehafferty.co.uk

Stephanie Hafferty's latest book, The Creative Kitchen and her co-authored book, with Charles Dowding, No Dig Organic Home and Garden, are available from our online store: https://shop.permaculture.co.uk/

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